Thursday, February 28, 2013

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin: Everyman’s Journey film to be released next week


The Journey documentary - "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" – will be released On Demand and Digital on March 9th.

The film will open March 8th in select US cities, a complete list of theatres screening the movie can be found at EveryMansJourney.com.

The documentary tells the story of how the classic rock band Journey found singer Arnel Pineda online and brought him into the group.

In 2007, Arnel's friend began uploading videos of the aspiring Filipino singer covering classic rock songs onto YouTube. One of them was seen by Journey guitarist Neal Schon. Blown away by Pineda's talent and uncanny vocal similarity to former Journey front man Steve Perry, Neal flew Arnel from Manila to San Francisco to audition for the band, and the rest is history.

But Arnel's personal journey had just begun. Having lived life on the street since age 13 with no classical music training, he was anything but prepared for the grueling physical and emotional strains that come from fronting a rock band on a whirlwind world tour.

Can a man who has already overcome so many obstacles deal with the demands of his newfound fame?

A rare behind-the-scenes look at one of America's most beloved rock groups, "Don't Stop Believin'" takes a trip around the world with band members and fans alike, watching as the newest Journeyman converts skeptics and haters into adoring fans—and breathes new life into Journey for the next generation of international listeners.



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Motley Crue bassist raves about first Australian show with KISS



KISS kicked off an Australian tour with Motley Crue and Thin Lizzy on Thursday in Perth, the first of 8 shows in the country.

Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is posting a tour journal, and shares his thoughts on opening night:
“Day 2 Australian tour. Perth.

Considering the time difference from Los Angeles the jet lag isn’t too bad. Our hotel fire alarm kept going off last night and it was somehow a blessing in disguise because it kept me awake late enough to help get me back on track.I was talking to Paul Stanley backstage today and he said he is still waking up at 4 am. Jet lag is a bitch when you have to get up onstage and give 100% but once the lights go down all the fatigue goes right out the window. There is no rush like performing live for a sold out crowd.

First show tonight was really great considering we’ve been off for about 5 months.The band felt really tight and the energy coming off the crowd was a great kick off to what is going to be an amazing tour.

Tonight was also the first show I played my new Schecter Sixx basses and I cant believe how great they felt to perform live with. Andy our soundman said they sound massive out front. Mission Accomplished.

We are doing meet and greets over here and it makes me so happy to see people faces light up just to meet the band. Again, Mission accomplished…

I brought my Leica M9 with me and am gonna try and get some photo journalistic style photography in on our days off but for now you’ll just have to deal with this pre show shot of me…☺

Good night and thank you..”

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Motorhead recording new album



Motorhead are in the studio working on a new album.

The band shared a photo (above) of Lemmy recording with longtime producer Cameron Webb as they work on the follow-up to 2010's "The Wörld Is Yours."

Song titles set to appear on the CD include “Outsider” and “Silence When You Speak to Me.”

The new project is tentatively planned for a late summer release.

Motorhead’s 2013 live schedule is currently set to kick off in Mexico on May 19.

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Def Leppard and Whitesnake to play Spain this summer


Def Leppard and Whitesnake will team up for a series of shows in Spain this summer.

Along with openers Europe, the triple-bill will perform 4 dates in the country in late June, with concerts in San Sebastian (23), Barcelona (24), Madrid (26) and La Coruna (28),

Tickets for the shows go on sale March 5th at 11 AM (local time) and will be available from TicketMaster.

Meanwhile, Def Leppard prepares for its “VIVA Hysteria!” residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, which will see the band perform 11 shows between March 22 and April 13.

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Jimi Hendrix featured on official Record Store Day poster


An iconic Jimi Hendrix photo is being used as the official poster for Record Store Day 2013.

Set for April 20, the annual event is a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

The poster was created from a photo of Jimi Hendrix that was taken in a small record store in New England by Ira Rosen just prior to the release of his landmark 1967 debut album, “Are You Experienced.”

"It's entirely appropriate that an image of Jimi Hendrix is on the official Record Store Day poster,” says Janie Hendrix. “He was an avid music fan and record collector himself and, of course, his recordings are among the most enduring and cherished of all time. Jimi's musical legacy and influence grow with every passing year so, in a sense, he makes Record Store Day last much, much longer than 24 hours."

Only 5,000 copies of the poster will be made and will be free to Hendrix fans at fully participating record stores in the United States.

Experience Hendrix will also be celebrating Record Store Day 2013 with the exclusive release of a limited edition individually numbered 7" vinyl single featuring the original mono mixes of "Hey Joe" b/w "Stone Free" which have been unavailable since their original 1966 release.

Jack White
was recently named Record Store Day 2013 Ambassador.

“People, Hell & Angels,” a new album premiering twelve previously-unreleased studio recordings ('68 - '70) completed by Hendrix will be available at independent record stores starting on March 5.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Peter Frampton to tour Germany with Deep Purple this fall


Peter Frampton has announced that he will be playing a series of dates across Germany with Deep Purple this fall.

“Hello Germany!,” posted Frampton. “As you can see (dates listed below), my band and I will be coming to play for you again later this year. Looking forward to playing with my good friends Deep Purple again. This will be our 2nd time touring together. Steve Morse is one of my all time favourite guitar players! Time for some more back stage riffing and stealing of his licks! Did I just say that out loud? LOL.”

Deep Purple will be touring in support of their new album, “NOW What?!”, which is due out in late April.

The first taste of the album will be the release of a double A-side single on March 29th featuring “Hell To Pay” and “All The Time In The World.”

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German tour 2013


Oct 22 – Dresden, Messehalle
Oct 24 – Erfurt, Messehalle
Oct 25 – Regensburg, Donau Arena
Oct 26 – Berlin, Max-Schmelinghalle
Oct 29 – Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Arena
Oct 31 – Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
Nov 01 – Dortmund, Westfalenhalle
Nov 02 – Mannheim, SAP Arena

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Black Sabbath extend Australian tour



Black Sabbath have extended their upcoming tour of Australia.

The metal legends have added a May 7th date in Adelaide to the trip, which now totals 6 shows in the country between late April and early May.

Tickets for the Adelaide concert will go on sale March 7 at 9am, with pre-sale tickets available to My Live Nation members on March 4 at midday.

Sabbath will launch their 2013 tour with two dates in Auckland, New Zealand, starting on 4/20.

The shows are to promote the new Sabbath album, “13,” which was originally planned for release in April; the record is now due out in June.

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Buckcherry: Confessions debuts in US Top 20



Buckcherry’s new album, “Confessions,” has debuted at #20 on the US Billboard 200 Albums chart with 18,548 copies sold in its first week of release.

The project also enters both the Billboard Hard Music Album chart and Metal Album chart at #1, and was the best-selling new album of the week.

“Confessions” also maintained the #1 position on the iTunes Rock Album chart throughout release week.

Buckcherry’s sixth album is inspired by the seven deadly sins, and is part of a larger vision that includes a film written by singer Josh Todd, who based the album's lyrics on his childhood and transformation into adulthood.

"Confessions" was introduced by the lead single, “Gluttony.”

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Whitesnake: David Coverdale interviews producer Keith Olsen part 2



Whitesnake TV has rolled out part 2 of singer David Coverdale’s extended conversation with music producer Keith Olsen.

Olsen worked with Coverdale on 1984’s “Slide It In,” the self-titled 1987 record, and 1989’s “Slip Of The Tongue.”

Watch part 1 of the Coverdale-Olsen session here.

Whitesnake kick off the "Year Of The Snake" 2013 world tour in mid-May with a UK trek, before the group hits Europe in June.

The tour will feature the return of legendary drummer Tommy Aldridge to the Whitesnake camp, following the recent departure of Brian Tichy.


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AC/DC official beer available



AC/DC's official beer is now available.

"AC/DC Premium Lager Beer" is 568mL of true German Premium Lager with mouthwatering 5.0% alcohol.

This lager fires up your tongue like TNT, comes with a great beer-loving taste and is brewed in accordance with the rock 'n' roll manifesto of 1973 and the German purity law of 1516.

Other bands who have released signature brands of alcohol include KISS, Motorhead, Whitesnake and Warrant.

For more information, visit ACDC-Beer.com.

Last year, AC/DC expanded the availability of their range of wines following their official release in 2011 in Australia. AC/DC The Wine has become a huge hit with fans while also achieving critical acclaim.

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Van Halen: David Lee Roth talks upcoming Australian concert



Van Halen recently announced that they will co-headline the inaugural Stone Music Festival at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium over the April 20 and 21 weekend.

Also on the bill are co-headliner Billy Joel, Kings Of Chaos, Richie Ramone, Buckcherry, Lifehouse and Illumination Road, among others.

For Van Halen, it’s their first Australian appearance in many years, after coming close a couple of times recently, including a canceled headlining slot at Soundwave 2011.

“You're going to have to ask the rhythm section about that one,” singer David Lee Roth tells The Daily Telegraph, in regards to the band’s lack of shows down under. “I myself am a traveller. And let me carry with that an explanation that all those who wander are not necessarily lost. I'm calling you from Tokyo, in fact."

Roth was asked if the Aussie concert is part of his quest to get Van Halen out of America and touring the world again.

“Clearly,” agrees Roth. “The Van Halens, I think, are just now starting to value that which once was, which was the capacity to experience other worlds, other communities, particularly when you are a stranger in a stranger land. I find that so refreshing. And you gotta be prepared to be a beginner, you gotta be prepared to not have your cheesburger and fries, you gotta be prepared for a lot.”

Roth says he still has a fire in his belly when he walks on stage.

“That fire starts down around little Elvis long before it reaches the belly. Yeah, I named my dick,” explains the singer. “My fire starts long before we even start to rehearse let alone get to the stage. I collect music, like, by weight. There are still three Tower Record stores here, four floors of actual CDs, you can hold them in your hands like belt buckles. If I cup my hands I can pile CDs all the way up to my chin. I myself have four or five things I really love to listen to and I am able to investigate deeply into that here. I listen constantly and I sing and dance constantly. I chose this apartment because it has a cool wooden floor and with the right socks you can get a four-foot slide.”

Following the Australian show, Van Halen will bring their “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour to Japan for three shows in June.

Van Van Halen



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Van Halen & Rush make Billboard’s 2013 Top 40 Money Makers list
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
Van Halen to play Australia in April
David Lee Roth hopes for classic Van Halen reunion
Eddie Van Halen: 35th Anniversary signature effects series available
AUDIO: David Lee Roth’s Tokyo Hi-Power Style Radio Show
Van Halen: The Studio Albums 1978-1984 box set due next month
Van Halen: David Lee Roth presents new episode of The Roth Show
Van Halen: 35th anniversary of debut featured on In The Studio
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
VIDEO: Eddie Van Halen at NAMM
David Lee Roth returns with new episode of The Roth Show
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
Van Halen tour announcement due soon?
Van Halen - David Lee Roth delivers new episode of The Roth Show
Metallica, Van Halen among Pollstar’s Top 50 worldwide tours
Holiday greetings from Eddie Van Halen
Happy Holidays from David Lee Roth
VIDEO: Van Halen - David Lee Roth’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party
PHOTO: Eddie Van Halen celebrates the holidays
Van Halen tops the hennemusic Hot 10 for 2nd week
Van Halen dominate the 2012 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Rock News Artist Of The Year #1: VAN HALEN
Rock News Story Of The Year #1: VAN HALEN
Rock News Story Of The Year #2: VAN HALEN
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Van Halen’s David Lee Roth: Future Nirvana frontman?
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
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Van Halen: David Lee Roth – The Roth Show episode 6
PHOTO: Eddie Van Halen meets his giant guitar
Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen lead 2012 hennemusic Rock News Awards finalists
Van Halen: David Lee Roth – The Roth Show episode 5
Van Halen: Rescheduled Japanese dates announced
Van Halen: David Lee Roth - The Roth Show episode 4
David Lee Roth dedicates new solo song to Hurricane Sandy victims
Van Halen nominated for 2013 People’s Choice Awards
PHOTO: Van Halen as the Broken Combs in 1964
VIDEO: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on the language of video
Van Halen: Exuberant California, Zen Rock N Roll book available
PHOTO: Eddie Van Halen attends Smashing Pumpkins show in L.A.
AUDIO: Van Halen – Mitch Malloy’s 1996 audition
Wolfgang Van Halen has run-in with One Direction
New Van Halen book available
VIDEO: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth talks sarcasm and tattoos
VIDEO: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth training in martial arts
Eddie Van Halen named Greatest Guitarist Of All Time
VIDEO: Wolfgang Van Halen on joining the Tremonti tour
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
PHOTO: Eddie Van Halen attends Tremonti concert in Kansas City
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi named Greatest Metal Guitarist
PHOTO: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth gets tattooed in Japan
Mark Tremonti raves about Wolfgang Van Halen
Wolfgang Van Halen explains joining Tremonti for tour
VIDEO: Wolfgang Van Halen joins Tremonti as tour bassist
REPORT: Eddie Van Halen nearly died during recent health scare
Eddie Van Halen thanks fans for support following recent surgery
PHOTO: David Lee Roth sends Eddie Van Halen get well wishes from Japan
Eddie Van Halen surgery update
Eddie Van Halen undergoes emergency surgery
VIDEO: Wolfgang Van Halen joins Valerie Bertinelli at Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10 for 2nd week
VIDEO: Van Halen – rare 1981 video surfaces
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
VIDEO: Van Halen – New mix of complete Pittsburgh concert
VIDEO: Van Halen – Japanese TV special
Eddie Van Halen talks gear in new Guitar Center interview
Van Halen tour to miss Australia
Van Halen: Japanese TV special to air next week
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
Van Halen's Jump voted top sports song
VIDEO: Van Halen unplugged 1993
VIDEO: Dweezil Zappa rocks Van Halen classics
Van Halen: David Lee Roth in Japan promoting fall tour
Van Halen announce Japanese tour
Van Halen: Second Japanese show confirmed
Why Eddie Van Halen donated 75 guitars
Van Halen engineer talks about mixing latest album
VIDEO: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth – Love Train
Eddie Van Halen explains origins of A Different Kind Of Truth
Van Halen addresses Super Bowl rumors
VIDEO: Van Halen soundcheck with soundboard audio
Van Halen in talks to tour Australia this fall
RUMOR: David Lee Roth to address Van Halen Super Bowl rumors
Van Halen dates officially cancelled
VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Los Angeles concert
VIDEO: Van Halen talk about the rock lifestyle
VIDEO: Van Halen – Japan tour commercial
Wolfgang Van Halen thanks fans for North American tour
RUMOR: Van Halen to play Super Bowl 47