MORE! AOR, Hard Rock and Melodic Rock News on 26/09/2016

Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunite LA Guns and release new album in 2017

Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to welcome the reunion of Tracii Guns And Phil Lewis as L.A. GUNS to the label for the release of a brand new album set for release in the summer of 2017.

After a nearly 15 year break, Philip Lewis and Tracii Guns are back together for another chapter in their partnership that began in 1986, four years after Tracii formed L.A. Guns in 1982.

Their writing partnership spawned classic L.A. GUNS songs such as “Sex Action”, “Never Enough”, “Electric Gypsy”, “The Ballad Of Jayne”, and countless more in an impressive catalog of fan favorites. The last time Lewis and Guns joined forces was back in 2000 with legendary producer Andy Johns for the making of what would become “Waking The Dead” – an album that went on to receive tremendous critical acclaim and proved that their musical partnership was every bit as strong as the early days with all-killer-no-filler songs including “Don’t Look At Me That Way”, “Hellraisers Ball”, and “The Ballad”.

“I think we owe it to our fans who have stuck with us during the many ups and downs of the band’s long and checkered career,” says Lewis. “Tracii and I have written the songs to the soundtrack of many people’s lives, and I think it’s definitely worth investigating to see if the magic is still there.”

As for Guns, he’s been compiling song ideas over the last year and promises this one will be one of the band’s heaviest records, simply stating, “It’s good to be home.”

The band has already confirmed a bunch of UK shows in early 2017 and two shows at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA with more surprises to be announced soon!

TOUR DATES US & UK

March
03. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
04. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
10. Belfast. Limelight2.
11. Phewelli. HRH fest.
12. Swansea. Scene
16. Bristol. Bierkeller.
17. Basingstoke. Stage.
18. Wolverhampton. Civic.
20. Doncaster. Diamond.
22. Sheffield. Academy2.
23. Edinburgh. La Belle Angele.
24. Glasgow. ABC2
25. London. Academy2

Follow L.A. Guns online:
https://www.facebook.com/LAFknGuns/
https://www.facebook.com/traciiguns
https://www.facebook.com/philip.lewis.1029

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Seven – ‘Fight’ official music video

“Fight”, is taken from SEVEN’s new album Shattered, which is released today (September 23rd), by UK label Escape Music Ltd. “Fight” was co-written with well known songwriter Jeff Paris (Mr. Big, Vixen, Y&T, Paul Stanley).

The roots of SEVEN can be traced back to the late ’80s/early ’90s in South Africa, of all places. At the time, Keith McFarlane and the brothers Simon and John LeFevre were in a band called FACE TO FACE, while Mick Devine was drummer in another band, called UC27. After releasing several singles and one album in a period of 18 months, FACE TO FACE split and the brothers LeFevre returned to the U.K. After a few months, they decided to reform the band and Mick was asked to join them in the U.K. as their drummer. It wasn’t before long that the brothers discovered that Mick was actually a better singer than drummer, and so Mick became the band’s lead vocalist. A couple of years later, they were joined by Pat Davey on bass and Austin Lane on drums and the band name was changed to SEVEN.

The AOR scene in the late eighties was a thriving hive of activity. At the turn of the new decade, the likes of Mitch Malloy, Paul Laine, FIREHOUSE, TYKETTO and TALISMAN were all signed up and ready to make an impact on the genre. Everybody wanted an AOR band, and Polydor Records was no exception. Having been fairly successful in the U.K with the likes of MAGNUM and LITTLE ANGELS, the label had set their sights on SEVEN, which at the time was a relatively unknown act from Bournemouth.

SEVEN toured extensively supporting an eclectic variety of acts that included the likes of Jason Donovan, Richard Marx, THE MONKEES and BROTHER BEYOND. It’s a time period that Mick Devine is keen to reminisce about. “Even though they were out and out pop gigs, we loved the crowds and the noise,” he says. “We went from pubs to opening to 3000 screaming fans in Southampton. It is a very addictive adrenaline rush. We got to play all the top venues, which were fantastic — including Wembley Arena, the NEC, BIC, SEC and even the Royal Albert Hall. The Richard Marx tour was definitely the best for us with a more grown up audience we were able to rock it up and truly be ourselves. It went down really well!”

 

With John Parr as producer, they recorded two very strong singles in the shape of “Inside Love” and “Man With A Vision”, both of which achieved moderate success in the U.K.

In 2014, the original bass player Pat Davey was working alongside Robert Hart on an Escape Music album when the name SEVEN cropped up in the conversation. It would seem that Khalil Turk was a big fan, as Devine explains. “Yeah, back in the day, Khalil had really loved the band and he got in touch to see if we would be interested in finally releasing an album,” he says. Without too much convincing, the project was born.

The production talents of Lars Chriss (the LION’S SHARE guitarist whose repertoire includes albums with Steve Overland, Chris Ousey, LUGNET, NIVA and RADIOACTIVE) were enlisted to produce the band’s debut album, called “7”, which was released to critical acclaim and was held up as one of the “albums of the year” on many lists.

Following the success of the first album, a passion was rekindled within Devine and McFarlane, who began work on new material, and along with the writing talents of Lars Chriss, Fredrik Bergh (BLOODBOUND, ROB MORATTI, STREET TALK), Andy Loos (LION’S SHARE, GLORY, CHRIS OUSEY), Kay Backlund (LION’S SHARE, NIVA) and Jeff Paris (MR. BIG, Y&T, VIXEN, RADIOACTIVE), that passion was given focus and a place to come to life. What they discovered was a well of untapped creativity that had been hidden for far too long and the songs poured out.

SEVEN’s “Shattered” is a collection of wonderfully catchy songs that rely on clean and memorable melodies that allow Devine’s distinctive voice to shine through. It was Devine who took the lead in writing the lyrics on this album, matching the intensity and feel of the music to deliver a modern melodic rock album with influences ranging from hints of FOREIGNER in “A Better Life” and “Broken Dream”, JOURNEY in “High Hopes” and even traces of MAGNUM in “Light Of 1000 Eyes” and “Last Illusion”. The lyrical themes are drawn from a depth of life experience and observations and are heartfelt and real. The production talents of Chriss and the lineup of truly great musicians, deliver an album of depth and variation which ranges from driving guitar-led tracks with memorable riffs to melodic anthems, all backed by stunning keys, bass and standout solos. It is an album that is a worthy follow-up to the critically acclaimed “7”.
“Shattered” track listing:

01. Light Of 1000 Eyes
02. A Better Life
03. Fight
04. Shattered
05. Live This Life
06. Pieces Of You
07. Broken Dream
08. High Hopes
09. I Needed Time
10. Taking Over
11. Last Illusion
12. World Of Make Believe (bonus track for Japan)
SEVEN is:

Mick Devine: Vocals
Lars Chriss: Guitars, Drums
Andy Loos: Bass
Fredrik Bergh: Keyboards on tracks (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 12)
Kay Backlund: Keyboards on tracks (1, 2, 3, 10 & 11)
Produced and mixed by: Lars Chriss (www.noterious.eu)
Mastered by: Mike Lind
Executive producer: Khalil Turk

Guest backing vocals on “Shattered” and “Taking Over” by Nigel Bailey
and on “Pieces Of You” by Lin Devine
Additional keyboards on “Pieces Of You” by Sören Kronqvist

Web:
www.escape-music.com

 

Glenn Hughes – ‘Heavy’ music video

 

Hevidence release debut album ‘Nobody’s Fault’ in December

Frontiers Music Srl announces the release of Hevidence’s debut album, “Nobody’s Fault” on December 2, 2016.

Hevidence is the brainchild of Italian guitar player Diego Reali, founding member of Italian Prog Metal masters DGM. After he left the band in 2006, he started dabbling in some different musical styles, but his heart called for him to get back to metal! Thus Hevidence were born and Diego joined up with DGM bass player Andrea Arcangeli, singer Corrado Quoiani and drummer Emiliano Bonini.

“This band is highly inspired by the classic hard and heavy sounds from the ’70s and ’80s, that’s why we worked hard to make this album sound the most vintage that was possible,” tells Diego. “We are convinced that a huge dose of improvisation during the recording sessions is needed for the success of an original product. Everyone of us has many different musical influences and they came out in a very spontaneous way within the song writing process, we just believe in the word “ROCK”!!!”

Hevidence offer a mature and personal vision of hard rock and metal with a style reminiscent of the classic Official Yngwie Malmsteen albums mixed with power metal and melodic hard rock influences (think early Europe).

An EPK where you can learn more about the band and hear song samples is here:https://youtu.be/TDzEVFY27Yc

The band will be launching the album with a special “Release Party” show in Roma at the JAILBREAK LiveClub on December 1st. For more info:http://www.jailbreakliveclub.it/

“Nobody’s Fault” tracklisting includes:
1. Dig In The Night
2. Nobody’ Fault
3. Miracle
4. So Unkind
5. Ave Maria
6. Overdrive
7. I Want More
8. Out Of This Time
9. Pack Your Bags
10. All I Ever Needed
11. Note

HEVIDENCE is:

Corrado Quoiani – Vocals
Diego Reali – Guitars
Andrea Arcangeli – Bass
Emiliano Bonini – Drums
Weblink:

www.facebook.com/Hevidence

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Dario Mollo’s Crossbones unleash ‘Rock The Cradle’ in December

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Dario Mollo’s CROSSBONES new album, “Rock the Cradle” on December 2nd.

Best known for his partnerships in the The Cage with Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath) and Voodoo Hill with Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion, Deep Purple, California Breed), Italian guitarist Dario Mollo began his career in 1981 with the band CROSSBONES. With them, he released his first studio album in 1989, which was produced by Kit Woolven (Thin Lizzy Official, MAGNUM and UFO, among others) before getting involved in the production side of things himself.

For this new CROSSBONES album, the Italian axeman brought back original drummer, Ezio Secomandi with the line-up completed by his regular collaborator Dario Patti on bass and keyboards. The choice for the singer was Carl Sentance (Nazareth, Don Airey Band, Persian Risk, KROKUSonline), who came at the suggestion of Don Airey of Deep Purple, during a recent visit to Dario’s home.

“I think this record has a strong identity and character,” tells Dario. “It is a mature production and the songs range on many styles of hard rock and classic heavy metal, but every song has a catchy chorus. I also think this album shows how much I liked working with Carl. He is easily one of the best singers I have ever worked with. I am certain our cooperation will not end with this cd!” concludes Dario. The quality of the material presented here is witness to that statement.

“Rock the Cradle” tracklisting:

1. Red

2. Take Me High

3. Navigation

4. Rock The Cradle

5. Gates Of Time

6. I Got This Feeling

7. In My Blood

8. Running From The Shadow

9. Speed

10. Fright

Links:

www.dariomollo.com

www.facebook.com/dario.mollo

 

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Graham Bonnet – ‘Into The Night’ official music video

 

Xandria reveal details about upcoming album ‘Theater of Dimensions’

The story continues …

After the successful release of XANDRIA’s latest masterpiece “Sacrificium” (2014, Napalm Records) and their spectacular EP “Fire & Ashes” (2015, Napalm Records), the band is ready to unleash their latest effort in terms of fantastic and epic symphonic metal:

Please welcome the highly anticipated brand new album entitled „Theater of Dimensions“!

Theater of Dimensions“ will be released worldwide on January 27th 2017 via Napalm Records!

The band has definitely taken the next big step and will win over fans and critics alike.
XANDRIA commented on their new album „Theater of Dimensions“:
“After the release of “Sacrificium” we embarked on our longest Tour so far. Over 150 shows that took us around the globe. Through so many different countries and diverse cultures. Through so many different, yet inspiring dimensions. We brought back plenty of memories, sometimes just bits and pieces, but those stuck to our heads. And it made us see who we are and where we wanted to take our music. Made us fearless. Made us push our boundaries once more. Made us cross some so-called genre defining borders. Made us bundle all our trademarks and take them to the next level. All this makes the most colourful Xandria album so far. It contains our most heavy and most emotional moments. Again, producer Joost van den Broek did a phenomenal job capturing the atmosphere down to every detail. A Theater of musical Dimensions. Can’t wait to share the songs with you…”

 

XANDRIA will be heavily hitting the road not only in Europe as well as Latin America, Canada and the US!

Find all upcoming tour dates and festival shows listed below:
25.09.16 BE – Eindhoven / FemME
14.10.16 DE – Hameln / Autumn Moon Festival

>> “Fire & Ashes over LATIN AMERICA” <<
presented by IDL Entertainment
15 Oct – Epic Metal Fest – SAO PAULO – Brazil
16 Oct – Rock Experience – RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil
18 Oct – Montevideo Music Box – MONTEVIDEO – Uruguay
20 Oct – Roxy Live – BUENOS AIRES – Argentina
21 Oct – Casa Babylon -CORDOBA – Argentina
22 Oct – Club Subterraneo – SANTIAGO – Chile
23 Oct – Auditorio Lumiere – BOGOTA – Colombia
25 Oct – Oliver Club – LIMA – Peru
27 Oct – Bunker – SAN LUIS POTOSI – Mexico
28 Oct – Rock & Roots – MONTERREY – Mexico
29 Oct – Red Monkeys – QUERETARO – Mexico
30 Oct – Cosa Nostra – MEXICO CITY – Mexico

02 Nov – The Token Lounge – Westland – Canada
04 Nov –  Imperial Theater – Quebec – Canada *Supporting EPICA
05 Nov – Corona Theatre – Montréal – Canada *Supporting EPICA
06 Nov – The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto – Canada *Supporting EPICA
08 Nov – The Agora Ballroom – Cleveland – OH
09 Nov – Dingbatz – Clifton –  NJ
10 Nov – The Studio At Webster Hall – New York – NY
30 Nov – Rock Stage – Tel Aviv – Israel
02 Feb – 70.000 Tons of Metal -Fort Lauderdale – FL

Stay tuned for many more exciting news to come!
For More Info & News On XANDRIA Visit:
www.xandria.de
www.facebook.com/xandriaofficial

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AOR, Hard Rock and Melodic Rock News on 26/09/2016

Civil War set to release thrid album ‘The Last Full Measure’ in November

Fear an eruption of Sweden’s landmass! Fear the fire, creaking steel and scattered mud!

Civil War are back and shooting martial anthems into the darkened sky. On November 4th the proud Heavy Metal-hitmakers are releasing their third epos The Last Full Measure. The quintet with former Sabaton-members present twin guitars, keyboard-fanfares and doublebass-marches. Full of honor they are flying the flag as high as possible. Astral Doors-singer Nils Patrik Johansson proves that his powerful voice was marked by destiny. It offers guts for more. It’s the call of duty. “Heaven can wait ’cause we have so many more battles to win”, shouts the opening track ‘Road To Victory’. Their debut album The Killer Angels was purified with gold already – their triumph is inevitable. If you hear the bloodcurdling barking of the dogs from Civil War you will pray that you are not standing on the other side of the battlefield.

Comment of Nils Patrik Johannson:
“After The Killer Angels and Gods & Generals, we are extremely proud and can´t wait to share the last part of the trilogy! This is our best work so far, at least this is what we think, but I´m sure you won´t be disappointed!

The Last Full Measure will be released worldwide on November 4th 2016.

Tracklist:

1             Road To Victory
2             Deliverance
3             Savannah
4             Tombstone
5             America
6             A Tale That Never Should Be Told
7             Gangs Of New York
8             Gladiator
9             People Of The Abyss
10           The Last Full Measure
11           Strike Hard Strike Sure (Bonus Track)
12           Aftermath (Bonus Track)

For More Info Visit:
www.facebook.com/Civilwarsweden
www.civilwar.se

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Love/Hate release ‘Before The Blackout’

Love Hate – Before the Blackout!

AorBlvd Records are pleased to release Love Hate – Before The Blackout.
A  collection of demos recorded from 1986 – 1987. The cd also features
liner notes by industry legend Dave Reynolds (Classic Rock/ Kerrang )

Looking back  at bands formation and recording history that  goes further back into the early 1980’s,
starting  off as Data Clan who recorded an extremely rare EP and even performed a short tour of Japan.

In the Later half of the 1980’s together with a  hard working attitude the band established a reputation
on the tough Sunset Strip club gig scene, drafting in Ratt bassist Juan Croucier to produce working demos.
This period saw the band   influenced and transforming  into some of the most innovative styles of rock
music,with lyrical topics of lifestyle and self survival in CA  with a deeper gritty dark side.

In 1990 the  grunge scene is in its later stage of infancy , Love Hate released their official debut
with producer Tom Werman (Cheap Trick, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister).  Instantly well received and
MTV rotation paid off as this led to supporting tours to AC/DC and Dio, As well as outstanding sales
in the Uk

Love Hate to date have made 6 studio albums with various line ups.

TRACKLISTING:-

⦁ Date with Fate
⦁ Extreme
⦁ Tranquilliser
⦁ I’ve Got to Dream
⦁ Good Ship Dolly Rock
⦁ Reincarnated
⦁ Skid Row Gypsy
⦁ Recognised
⦁ Soul House
⦁ The Outside
⦁ Love Burns
⦁ My Girl
⦁ Gypsy Love
*For Japanese Release Only
*Angel
*Why Do You Think

LINE UP
Jizzy Pearl – Lead Vocals
Skid Rose – Bass
Jon E. Love – Guitar
Joey Gold – Drums

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Eternal Idol release their debut album ‘The Unrevealed Secret’ in December

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of ETERNAL IDOL’s debut album, entitled “The Unrevealed Secret”, on December 2nd

Eternal Idol is a new band formed in early 2016 and that marks the start of a new musical adventure for Rhapsody Of Fire and Angra singer Fabio Lione, together with the experienced Italian guitar player Nick Savio (exHOLLOW HAZE Official Page) and a line-up completed by the young vocal rising star Giorgia Colleluori, Camillo Colleluori (both also from Hollow Haze) on drums and Andrea Buratto (Secret Sphere, Hell in the Club) on bass.

While all the musicians have solid pedigrees and musical history behind them, ETERNAL IDOL have a brand new and original sound which will certainly catch many fans by surprise. Fabio Lione says, “[a]fter all the experiences with bands such as KAMELOT, Rhapsody of Fire, Angra and many more, I think it is time to show the world a new side of myself with this amazing new band. Musically, ETERNAL IDOL offer an intriguing mix of classic metal, symphonic rock and a few progressive twists which is truly unique, thanks to the combination of female and male vocals.”

Fabio took care of most of the lyrics and vocal melodies, along with three gorgeous tracks he wrote, while Nick Savio worked hard on songwriting and arrangements. “The Unrevealed Secret” is the album where all our ideas came to the light,” says the axeman from Vicenza. “Heavy classic rock with symphonic elements and the magic atmosphere of two lead vocals, male and female, create a contrast between good and bad as the main subject, as it is possible to see on the impressive and mysterious cover artwork.”

The album was recorded in the summer of 2016, produced by Nick Savio and mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Sunstorm) and promises to be one of the melodic metal releases of the year. Fans of Kamelot, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall, MasterPlan, and Avantasia should pay attention.

“There is a story to be told with this album, and the secret will be revealed on the next Eternal Idol releases, so please take your time to listen this first chapter and enjoy….A new story has begun,” Nick concludes.
“The Unrevealed Secret” tracklisting is:

1. Evil Tears
2. Another Night Comes
3. Awake in Orion
4. Is the Answer Far from God?
5. Blinded
6. Sad Words Unvailed
7. Desidia
8. Hall of Sins
9. Feels Like I’m Dying
10. A song in the wind
11. Stormy Days
12. Beyond

Fabio Lione – Lead Vocals
Giorgia Colleluori – Lead Vocals
Nick Savio – Guitars & Keyboards
Camillo Colleluori – Drums
Andrea Buratto- Bass

Follow the band: www.facebook.com/eternalidolband

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AOR and Melodic Rock News on 19/05/2014

NEW URIAH HEEP VIDEO:
Uriah Heep fans can check out the video for “One Minute”. The new video is taken from the band’s studio album “Outsider” which is going to be released on Frontiers Records on June 6 in Europe, June 9 in the UK and June 10 in North America. The new single is also available for download (iTunes, Amazon etc) and legal streaming (Spotify, Deezer, etc) on all digital platforms across the world! The new single is also available in a special version with German lyrics (in the chorus) and it is called “Eine Minute”. Fans can also preorder the album “Outsider” now on Amazon and iTunes.
“One Minute” begins with Bernie Shaw singing against longtime keyboardist Phil Lanzon’s piano, but soon turns into a rocker driven by founding guitarist Mick Box’s bluesy riff and Lanzon’s Hammond organ. “This new album, “Outsider,” is very much a rock album in true ‘Heep’ style,” Box said, adding “It shows that we still have the same passion and energy for our music that we have always had.” The new album includes 11 brand new songs, including some epic additions to the band’s huge catalogue of rock classics.
Uriah Heep started the recordings of the new album “Outsider” in January 2014 at Liscombe Park Studios in Buckinghamshire England under the direction of producer Mike Paxman (Asia, Status Quo).

INTRODUCING BLUE COW KENT:
Swedish AOR/hard rock band Blue Cow Kent release their debut album Phantom Cathedral, including the singles Alias Lincoln Bravo and In case of emergency. Their debut On our way to Budokent EP from 2013, featured the AOR smash Ready to bite that was included on the compilation CD of Classic Rock AOR Magazineґs Issue 10. The new concept album Phantom Cathedral takes the band back to their roots of 70ґs hard rock but still with elements of AOR and even progressive rock.
Tracklisting : 1.Phantom Cathedral 2.Clown Eraser A.D 3.Thunder Is Coming 4.Alias Lincoln Bravo 5.The Die Is Cast 6.Torah Of Efva 7.In Case Of Emergency 8.Orange Air 9.Ancient Continents 10.No Condolences For Uncle Ben 11.Last Hurrah.
Artwork designed by Caio Caldas at CadiesArt.com. Download the new single In case of emergency here: bluecowkent.bandcamp.com.


SEVENTRAIN FEATURING FORMER MEMBERS OF CAGE, 24-7 SPYZ & TOURNIQUET RELEASE VIDEO:
Southern California rockers Seventrain featuring former 24-7 Spyz (Atlantic Records) drummer Joel Maitoza, former Cage (Massacre Records) guitarist Eric Horton, guitarist Jef Poremba who previously played with Coffi Baker, former Tourniquet bassist Steve Dinoќ Andino and vocalist Jon Campos (Dive Bomber) have just released the official video for their new single ‘Bittersweet Seduction’ available here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzvoXPbbbzI.
The bands self-titled debut album was released in the US, Europe and Japan on February 18th, 2014 on So Cal Records / Alliance Entertainment and charted on the CMJ Top 40 Loud Rock charts at #36 it’s first week to radio. The album is currently available on iTunes at this location: itunes.apple.com/us/album/seventrain/id795963008.
The track listing for Seventrain is as follows: Bleeding, Rays Of The Sun, Change, Broken, Pain, Trouble, Never, Bittersweet Seduction, How Does It Feel, Carry The Cross, Let It Out.
Seventrain has recently been playing select dates with Michael Schenker, Black Star Riders, Skid Row and Pat Travers before heading out on a US tour this summer.

INTRODUCING DUAL EQUATION:
Press release: “We are very pleased to present you our new melodic rock project, Dual Equation. Dual Equation are: Fabio Di Angelo (Sypherion) – Guitars, bass, keys. & programming; Manu Esteve (Hardreams) – Lead & Backing Vocals. Our music ranges from the purest Westcoast sound to the more energetic Melodic Hard Rock and the debut album is well underway … Here’s our brand new video, Gypsy Eyesyoutu.be/FA6IiXpY44I.
You can hear some soundbytes in this teaser too…youtu.be/yCqk70iuqdI
For any information about Dual Equation, please, click on this link: www.facebook.com/DualEquationBand.


A NEW DENIED VIDEO LAUNCHES:
DENIED, the Swedish metal band featuring vocalist Johan Fahlberg (Jaded Heart) and bassist Fredrik Isaksson (formerly of Therion and Grave), has on Friday 16:th of May released the music video for the single “Three degrees of evil” (Sliptrick Records). The video was produced by Atomic Movie Labs and directed by Fylo. The single “Three degrees of evil ” was recorded with producer Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed).
Link to Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl-W6jt_ZIQ / www.deniedworld.com / www.facebook.com/deniedworld.

POD/INTERVIEW BRIEFS:
The Decibel Geek Podcast has released an interview with Steve Lynch, from the L.A. based band Autograph. Decibel Geek writer Rich (The Meister) Dillon caught up with Steve recently in Toronto and got the inside scoop from the 80’s era band reborn and currently on tour throughout North America. Included in the interview is discussion is the reformation and rebuilding of Autograph, the current tour, their upcoming UK live debut, Steve Lynch’s guitar technique, on tour with Eddie Van Halen and what the future holds for this great band. Direct link to the interview: www.dbgeekshow.blogspot.ca/2014/05/hey-steve-lynch-can-i-get-your.html.

In episode 14 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Mitch sits down Steel Panther’s Michael Starr. The two discuss the band’s recent release All You Can Eat, the concert experience, teaching kids to rock, Michael’s love for Van Halen (compares David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar). Michael also explains why everything must die except metal and the importance of making albums. The episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon was co-hosted by Talking Metal’s Mark Strigl.
WebLink: www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon-episode-14?autoplay=1.

In episode 13 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Mitch sits down one-time Plasmatics and Crown Of Thorns bassist, Jean Beauvoir. The pair discuss Jean’s formative years as a musician and how it lead to a falling out with his father. Jean also talks about his days in The Plasmatics, Crowns Of Thorns and assess the differences between being a writer, performer, producer and adapting to work with artists from different ilks such as The Ramones, Little Steven, Glenn Hughes, ‘NSynch, John Waite and more. The discussion inevitably turns to the minutiae of working with KISS’ on the band’s Animalize and Asylum albums plus collaborations with Paul Stanley that remain unreleased to this day. Jean and Mitch also talk about Beauvoir’s upcoming Beauvoir/Free project with Micki Free set for release at a later date. WebLink: www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon-episode-13.

Rich Davenport’s Rock Show this week features exclusive interviews with Glenn Hughes, Michael Sweet, Eden’s Curse, Eclipse and Touchstone, and is available now for streaming at this link: www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-glenn-hughes-michael-sweet-edens-curse-eclipse-touchstone-interviews/
In the first hour of the show, Glenn Hughes, the legendary Voice of Rock, talks about his new band California Breed, featuring former his Black Country Communion compadre Jason Bonham, alongside new discovery Andrew Watt. Glenn talks about finding Watt, writing and recording the album, and the future of the band, with 3 songs from the self-titled debut, released by Frontiers Records on May 19th. (Further info: http://www.californiabreed.com)
Also in part 1, Stryper frontman Michael Sweet discusses his new solo album “I’m Not Your Suicide”, and his recently released autobiography “Honestly”. Michael also gives the low down on Stryper’s future plans, and also on a project he’s working on with George Lynch (KXM, Lynch Mob, ex Dokken). You’ll also hear two tracks from “I’m Not Your Suicide”.
In part two, Eden’s Curse members Paul Logue (bass) and Nikola Mijic (vocals) talk about their current Symphony of Sin UK tour, the reaction to the album of the same name, their new drummer John Clelland, and their future plans. Paul and Nikola also choose a song each from “Symphony of Sin”.
Also in the second hour, Eclipse frontman Erik Martensson spills the beans on the band’s new remixed, remastered reissue of their “Are You Ready To Rock” album, and outlines their plans for a new record.
Finally, Adam Hodgson, guitarist with UK Prog Rockers Touchstone, talks about the response to their current release “Oceans of Time”, their forthcoming DVD, and their performance at Trinity Live, a concert in aid of Cancer Research (www.trinitylive.co.uk)
You can also listen on Sunday 18th May 15:00-17:00 GMT and Wednesday 21 May 22:00-00.00 GMT on www.totalrock.com, and on demand on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at www.kxzr.fm.

Was Van Halen’s ‘Live: Right Here, Right Now’ Released Because of David Lee Roth?

Following the release of 1991′s ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,’ Van Halen embarked on a world tour that capped a phenomenally successful decade for what was already one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Not a bad time to release a live album, in other words, and in 1993, they did just that, with ‘Live: Right Here, Right Now.’ According to a new report, however, that double-disc collection might never have seen the light of day if not for David Lee Roth.

In fact, sources at the Van Halen News Desk suggest that the whole thing was a scheme cooked up to ward off a threatened lawsuit from the band’s former singer, who was trying to get their shared label, Warner Bros. Records, to put out a best-of compilation bringing his solo hits together with some of the most popular tracks he’d recorded with Van Halen.

This idea obviously wasn’t popular with the group — or its manager at the time, Ed Leffler, who went to the label and argued that releasing a Roth-focused hits package would curb the momentum they’d built up since he departed the lineup in 1985. Asked if then-current singer Sammy Hagar would consent to re-recording the hits they’d originally made with Roth, Leffler said it would only happen in the context of a live album, thus planting the seeds for what eventually became ‘Live: Right Here, Right Now.’

Of course, the final product ended up being quite a bit heavier on the Hagar era (particularly ‘Carnal Knowledge’) than the Warners execs involved in that meeting probably would have guessed. Ultimately, only a handful of songs from the Roth years appeared: ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,’ ‘Panama,’ ‘Jump,’ and the group’s Roth-fronted cover of the Kinks’ ‘You Really Got Me’ made the cut, with the latter mashed into a medley with ‘Cabo Wabo.’ Not that it really affected sales any; as VHND’s report notes, ‘Right Here, Right Now’ sold more than 2.5 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Ironically, just a few years later, that hits compilation Roth reportedly wanted ended up coming out anyway — with a pair of new cuts featuring Roth himself. The dissension that ultimately drove Hagar from Van Halen was already roiling during the lead-up to ‘Right Here, Right Now,’ too; to read more about the group’s behind-the-scenes struggles to get it finished, read the full-length report here.

David Lee Roth Discusses Influences In New Webcast

David Lee Roth kicked off Season 2 of his online webcast series ‘The Roth Show’ with another free-form discussion, this time on how a wildly varied set of childhood influences ultimately shaped his time in Van Halen. The video is embedded above.

The nearly 45-minute episode, titled ‘The New York City Way,’ turned on the always-ebullient frontman’s discussions of an imaginary play — starring Roth, of course — that begins with a Frank Sinatra-inspired version of Van Halen’s No. 1 hit ‘Jump.’ Leaving aside that bit of weirdness (let’s just say, at the end, there is a talking Elvis Presley poster), the show does include a few intriguing tidbits for fans.

“When I was jumping off the drum riser and touching my toes,” Roth says at one point, “I was imitating the Berry Brothers launching themselves over an invariable number of balcony railings and stairwells.” The Berrys were an acrobatic dance group that memorably starred in the 1941 film ‘Lady Be Good.’ And so it goes, through a wildly divergent string of impactful moments from Roth’s youth — none of them the usual classic-rock suspects. “It always makes me smile when people assume I’m imitating Mick Jagger and the fellow who sang for Led Zeppelin,” he adds.

Roth begins, in fact, by admitting that he cribbed a key scene from Van Halen’s ‘Panama’ video — the one where each band member is seen swinging over the stage on an extended rope — from the long-ago production of ‘Peter Pan’ starring Mary Martin. “I never told them where I got the idea,” Roth says. “Careful what you show your kids.”

Of course, in the meantime, there are the usual stream-of-consciousness ramblings from Roth, who somehow works in cowboy movies, Andy Warhol and a segment on old-time radio (complete with an imitation of an AM announcer) along the way.

Hottest Rockstar Daughters

Kelly Osbourne / Theodora Richards / Kimberly Stewart / Minka Kelly / Elizabeth Jagger
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It may be strange for fans of classic rock to realize this, but the baby girls of your rock gods are no longer children. They are now fully grown, self-sufficient women, and many have germinated into beautiful, elegant girls. Actually let’s be blunt — a lot of rock star daughters are just plain hot. In truth, very hot.

From Alice Cooper to Gene Simmons to David Lee Roth, the female offspring of our favorite rockers are all making their own paths in life, most very successfully. You’ll find fashion designers, actresses, singers, philanthropists (and yes, one porn star) on our list of the hottest rock star daughters. Enjoy!

INDIA WATERS

India Waters

Her father Roger Waters may be famous worldwide for his tenure in Pink Floyd and his solo career, but India Waters is definitely forging her own path. This lovely young daughter has had a rather successful run as a model in recent years.

Waters has provided an interesting look for album covers from Green Nuns of the Revolution and Queens of the Stone Age in recent years. She’s also modeled for DeBeers, Amica magazine, Bare magazine, Frost French, Monsoon, and Vogue.

But what about music? Water got a taste of her father’s life as a young girl when she lent her voice for usage on his 1987 album, ‘Radio K.A.O.S,’ but, so far, she’s not been anxious to follow in his musical path.

LAUREN HARRIS

Lauren Harris
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Lauren Harris is quite stunning, but don’t let that make you forget this girl can seriously rock. Harris, the daughter of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris, decided to follow in dear old dad’s footsteps and has been establishing herself in the music industry over the last few years.

The vocalist got a giant boost to start her career, as she opened for Iron Maiden during their late 2006 and early 2007. But it didn’t take Lauren long to tire of the solo life, and she set about putting together a band.

Harris obviously has an eye for talent, as one of her initial musical partners was a talented guitarist named Richie Faulkner. However, it didn’t take long for Faulkner’s talent to shine through, and he was snapped up by Judas Priest to take over for K.K. Downing.

Despite the loss of Faulkner, Harris forged ahead and formed the group Six Hour Sundown with holdover drummer Olly Smith and new members guitarists Tom Gentry and James Bennett and bassist Mitch Witham. In 2013 she formed another new project, Kingdom of I, with help from songwriter Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.

MINKA KELLY

Minka Kelly
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Most people don’t even know that the ultra-hot Minka Kelly is the daughter of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay. They’re more familiar with her acting roles on ‘Charlie’s Angels’ or ‘Friday Night Lights.’

Are we missing anything? Oh right… and she’s known for dating Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees. Wonder if she got a gift basket.

As with so many gorgeous actresses, Minka started as a model. But it wasn’t easy from the get go. She worked as a receptionist and a scrub tech while going on auditions. Fast forward to now, with Minka Kelly one of the hottest women on the planet. Kinda doubtful she’ll have a 9-5 job again, huh?

LIV TYLER


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We figured we might as well put perhaps the most famous rockstar daughter on our list. So here’s Liv Tyler, daughter of Aerosmith‘s own Steven Tyler (though she was unaware of it until the age of 8), a flawlessly gorgeous and well-established actress.

She’s not eye candy, thrown a role or two because of her famous dad. No, she’s the type that stars in big films that go on to become franchises, including Lord of the Rings ( parts 1, 2 AND 3), Armageddon, and even the Incredible Hulk.

Is it just the Tyler genes? Who knows, but she’s not the only Tyler daughter here on our list. 

ELIZABETH JAGGER

Elizabeth Jagger
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Are you surprised that Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger would have had such amazing kids?

Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger — at the young age of 28 — is an uber-successful model, working for Tommy Hilfiger and representing the Spanish fashion line Mango. It shouldn’t be a total surprise that this girl is gorgeous. Her mother is the former hottie, model and actress Jerry Hall. Yeah, now you get it.

Prepare yourself to see more Jagger’s on our list because Elizabeth isn’t the only hot offspring of his you’ll meet on this list.

CALICO COOPER

Calico Cooper
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For fans, rocker Alice Cooper is not only a musician but someone who throws elaborate stage shows filled with shocking scenes equal to a horror movie.

It wouldn’t be atypical to experience a concert containing guillotines, electric chairs, blood (fake obviously) and yes, that famed boa constrictor.

Seeing Alice Cooper was a theatrical show. But for now 31-year-old Calico Cooper — that was daddy at work.

Perhaps Cooper inspired her, because this hot rockstar daughter decided to start performing in her father’s show in 2000.

Who wouldn’t want to get up there and experience the terrifying and sometimes disturbing experience of seeing Cooper in action?

Like father like daughter. 

ERIN LUCAS

Erin Lucas
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AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams must realize he’s paying back some sort of karmic debt, as he now must try to protect his own offspring from exactly the kind of mayhem his band often sings about.

The reason being that his daughter, Erin Lucas, is ever so dangerously pretty.

And if you’re wondering where you’ve see this rockstar daughter before, we can surmise just what kind of television you watch. We’re not judging!

Sure enough, the younger Lucas had made big waves by starring on the MTV reality show ‘The City’.

Currently, she hosts ‘Sex & Relationships,’ which airs on CurrentTV. 

AVY LEE ROTH

Avy Lee Roth
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We promised there’d be a porn star somewhere on our list of the hottest rockstar daughters –  meet Avy Lee Roth, the reported child of the one and only “Diamond” David Lee Roth of Van Halen fame.

Apparently, the famous singer is pretty hush-hush about whether or not the two are related, but according to Avy, she’s without a doubt the singer’s daughter. Do they have the same looks? It’s hard to tell. But the undeniable truth is when this hottie was conceived Roth was with a plentiful amount of beautiful women. So maybe the odds are in Avy’s favor.

And while we’re told Avy isn’t in the business anymore, her father just won’t stop rocking, having recently released his first album with Van Halen in 28 years.

CHELSEA TYLER

Chelsea Tyler
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On his long and sometimes treacherous pat down the road of rock, somehow Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler was able to stop and have some really gorgeous kids.

23-year-old Chelsea Tyler is the second of Tyler’s kids to appear on our list. Two daughters. Both hot. Well done, sir!

Like so many rockstar daughters before her, once the media and modeling agencies were able to see that she kept only the best part of her father’s looks, Tyler was offered an array of jobs.

She served as the model for the Andrew Charles collection of clothing along with her father, who happened to be the inspiration for the line.

As for the Aerosmith frontman, he recently left the FOX megahit ‘American Idol’ and went back to tour with the band that made him famous. 

LILY COLLINS

Lily Collins
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Lily Collins — the hot daughter of Genesis drummer Phil Collins — is building a career for herself at the young age of 23, one that seems certain to allow her to escape the shadows of her father’s success.

The young actress/model has appeared on the small screen and silver screen, with roles in ’90210,’ ‘The Blind Side,’ and most recently as the star of ‘Mirror Mirror,’ alongside Julia Roberts.

The latter awarded her a 2012 Teen Choice Award.

Daddy Collins is mostly retired from rock music, but surely the legendary musician must be extremely proud at the strides his young offspring has made. 

THEODORA RICHARDS

Theodora Richards
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Yep, another Rolling Stones daughter makes our list for being insanely hot. And yes, somehow it’s another birth child of Keith Richards.

It seems that while these guys not only know how to rock the stage, they’re pretty good at picking women with which to have beautiful children.

Born to model/actress Patti Hansen and the Stones guitarist, Theodora Richards is now 27-years-old and gaining attention in more ways than one.

Back in 2006, she was asked to model for Tommy Hilfiger and has since graced the pages of magazines, clothing lines and even newspapers.

And while all that is exciting in and of itself, it was her recent 2011 bust that showed us she’s got a little bit of rock star running through her veins. She was arrested in New York for inking a nunnery with graffiti while holding marijuana. There’s Keith Richards’ spirit, eh?

SOPHIE SIMMONS

Sophie Simmons
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The Demon of Kiss may not be happy to hear us point this out, but his daughter is incredibly hot.

Spurred largely by the success of ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels,’ Sophie Simmons has been desired more than ever by fans all across the world.

With a rock star father and a former Playboy Playmate mother, it was hard to know if more of the beauty or the beast would emerge within Sophie. Gladly, worries were laid aside when she started growing up.

The Simmons’ daughter is also a true humanitarian, working hard to promote a number of charities on the popular television show and in her home life.

And while the family just finished the last season of ‘Family Jewels,’ Papa Simmons spent the summer of 2012 on the road, proving that rock just doesn’t die. 

GEORGIA MAY JAGGER

Georgia May Jagger
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Again with the good looking Mick Jagger offspring! Well, we shouldn’t be surprised, seeing as how the Rolling Stones singer has paired up with some of the world’s most beautiful women over the years.

Such is true of his daughter, Georgia May Jagger, whose mother is model and actress Jerry Hall.

The 20-year-old is the youngest female child of the once-upon-a-time twosome — falling in line as number five of seven kids for Jagger, spread throughout four different women.

Georgia Jagger, while still young, has already turned heads in the fashion crowd — grabbing the attention of numerous publications and conducting a spread of self portraits for I-D Magazine.

As for her parents? Jerry Hall is dating an Austrailian millionaire, and Mick Jagger is celebrating the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary. 

KELLY OSBOURNE

Kelly Osbourne
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Let’s just be forthright and say Kelly Osbourne is incredibly hot.

Struggling with weight is never easy. And in her case, not only was it difficult; it was also public. But sure enough, Osbourne broke through and is consistently making headlines for her dedications to her diet and total transformation.

Now, at the still-young-age of 27, the daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne has left behind the old days and gone into the business of fashion design. She’s also become a correspondent for comedienne Joan Rivers’ E! television show, ‘Fashion Police.’

And what about her parents? Well, they’re doing okay. Ozzy is still doing his part as the Prince of Darkness — reuniting with most of Black Sabbath — and Sharon continues making hilarious remarks on NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent.’

All in all, the Osbournes have it pretty good. 

NORAH JONES

Norah Jones

Perhaps our most famous rockstar daughter is Norah Jones, daughter of Beatles collaborator Ravi Shankar. If you didn’t know this, it’s because her full name is Geetali Norah Jones Shankar.

 

Jones launched her solo music career in 2002 with her acclaimed album ‘Come Away With Me.’

Over the course of her career, Jones has been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards. She won a total of 9, including: Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2003; Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2004 and Album of the Year again in 2008. She also has 1 Brit Award and 4 World Music Awards.

In addition to all of this, Jones starred as herself in the 2002 Hugh Grant film ‘Two Weeks Notice.’

ALEXA RAY JOEL

Alexa Ray Joel

Hard to believe, but this patriotic lady is the daughter of the piano man himself, Billy Joel.

 

Alexa Ray Joel is the only child of Joel and his former model wife Christie Brinkley, which would certainly explain her good looks. The couple divorced in 1994.

But her looks aren’t the only thing she got from her parents. Alexa also has her father’s musical talents and is a singer, songwriter and piano player.

The song ‘Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)’ is inspired by Alexa Ray, whose middle name is a tribute to the late Ray Charles. Her father also has a boat named after her, which in turn inspired the song ‘The Downeaster Alexa.’

In addition to her various musical skills, Alexa is also big in the New York fashion scene, often being photographed at various runway shows.