Main Heavy Metal News On 22/04/2014

Mach22 Release Lyric Video for “One Trick Pony”

Philadelphia based rock Gods in the making Mach22 have released a lyric video for the track “One Trick Pony”. The song is off their forthcoming debut album, ‘Sweet Talk Intervention’, due for release on May 6th. 

Mach22’s rise is set to mach speed with no turning back. With killer riffs, bluesy rhythms, and soulful delivery, the band’s songs span the emotional spectrum, capturing that classic rock feel with a modern edge. It’s no wonder guitar icon Slash chose them as Grand Prize Winner in Guitar Center’s Onstage with Slash contest. 

‘Sweet Talk Intervention’ will be available for purchase through the band’s website — www.mach22music.com — iTunes, and damn near everywhere else. The album was produced by Cinderella guitarist Jeff Labar and engineered by Ronnie Honeycutt (Jackyl). Additional engineering and tracking was done at Tribe Sound Studios in West Chester, PA, by Brian Davis and mastered at Sterling Sound in NYC by UE Nastasi. 

Hardbone Complete Latest Studio Album

Hardbone are set to release their third studio album, entitled ‘Bone Hard’, on June 27th through Rude Records. 

The German rockers have posted three songs from the upcoming disc online — “One Last Shot”, “Sound Of The City” and “Fire”. The album follows 2010’s ‘Dirty ‘N’ Young’ and 2012’s ‘This Is Rock ‘N’ Roll’, both of which reached the Sleaze Roxx Top 10 of their respective years. 

 

‘Bone Hard’ track listing:
01. Take It Off
02. Bad Boy
03. Sound Of The City
04. Move On
05. One Last Shot
06. A Girl Like You
07. All Night Long
08. Taking You Down Tonight
09. Neckbreaker
10. Fire 

S.U.N. Supergroup Release ‘Nomad’ EP

Rock supergroup Something Unto Nothing (S.U.N.) — featuring multi-platinum Canadian vocalist and Juno Award winner Sass Jordan, guitarist Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Michael Devin (Whitesnake, Kenny Wayne Shepherd) and drummer Tommy Stewart (Godsmack, Lo Pro, Everclear, Fuel) — has released a follow-up single and video for “Nomad (Rock Radio Edit)” along with three new songs on Robo Records. 

The ‘Nomad EP’ features a new Rock Radio version of the single “Nomad”. The EP also features two stunning cover songs of core classic rock artists, the Neil Young classic “Hey Hey My My” and a live acoustic guitar version of Paul McCartney’s monster piano ballad “Maybe I’m Amazed” — “one of the best songs ever written” according to Tichy and Jordan. The other new song on the EP is the explosive “Going Going Gone”. Tichy describes it as “all melody and power chords. It’s old Journey meets Joe Walsh”, he also adds “and the snare drum sounds killer!” 

S.U.N. released their debut album ‘Something Unto Nothing’ to rave reviews in 2013. According to Sass Jordan, “S.U.N. is currently working on our sophomore release. We’ve already completed about 6 songs, but have decided to release this EP in the meantime, due to popular demand.” 

The band is grateful for all the support and positive feedback. “All of us in S.U.N. are psyched the album and new EP are both available in stores and that we have been getting great reviews from the media and fans alike,” says Tichy. “You would have thought we were paying people to write this stuff! I had to ask Sass if she was mailing out checks for all these great words of support and high accolades!” 

‘Nomad EP’ track listing:
1. Nomad (Rock Radio Edit)
2. Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)
3. Going Going Gone
4. Maybe I’m Amazed (Sass Jordan & Brian Tichy – Live Acoustic Stomp) 

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Steal the Show at Beatles Grammy Tribute

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Despite a two-hour parade of musical tributes featuring the biggest names from every genre of modern popular music, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney effortlessly stole the show at ‘The Beatles: The Night That Changed America.’

Starr’s three-song set served as a reminder of just how charming and charismatic a live frontman the Fab Four’s drummer has become. He followed the night’s theme of celebrating the 50th anniversary of his former group’s first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ by performing two songs — ‘Matchbox’ and ‘Boys’ — that could have been in their set lists at that time. Then he traveled ahead a couple of years to lead the crowd in a massive ‘Yelllow Submarine’ singalong.

McCartney and his crack / fantastic / awesome / however you want to say it solo band kicked off their set with the totally appropriate ‘Birthday.’ After an energetic reading of ‘Get Back,’ he launched into the theme song from ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ which of course led into… ‘With a Little Help From My Friends,’ with Starr (err, sorry, Billy Shears) returning to take over lead vocals.

The duo then invited everyone who had performed earlier in the night — including Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne, Kenny Aronoff, Steve Lukather of Toto and Peter Frampton — for a big ‘Hey Jude’ finale. The latter three musicians, together with Don Was, served as part of the backing band for much of the night, providing support for performances by Brad PaisleyStevie WonderKaty Perry and others.

In between the performances — which were highlighted by Walsh and Gary Clark Jr.’s guitar duel on ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Dave Grohl‘s heartfelt ‘Hey Bullldog’ and a pleasantly lively and creative acoustic rendition of ‘Revolution’ by Imagine Dragons — McCartney and Starr were shown being interviewed by Dave Letterman. These talks were particularly poignant since they were conducted at the Ed Sullivan Theater, where Letterman currently films his ‘Late Show’ program.

McCartney told a particularly funny story about the backstage scene just moments before the group’s legendary Feb. 9, 1964 performance. Apparently Paul was “standing there, all prepared, with my guitar, ready to go on,” when a Teamster in charge of pulling back the curtain decided to get more involved. “He says, ‘are you nervous?’ I said, ‘no, not really’.. lying.” To which the man responded, “Well you should be, there’s 73 million people watching!”

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