Monday, March 30, 2015

EVH ® DEBUTS EXCLUSIVE ‘UP CLOSE & PERSONAL’ EDDIE VAN HALEN GOPRO VIDEO

                          EVH

DEBUTS EXCLUSIVE ‘UP CLOSE & PERSONAL’ EDDIE VAN HALEN GOPRO VIDEO
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 18, 2015)


EVH is proud to announce the release of a brand new exclusive video of
Eddie Van Halen personally demonstrating the new limited edition EVH Brand 5150 IIIS “Stealth” amplifier. Filmed at 5150 studio exclusively with GoPro video cameras, fans will for the first time be able to see what Eddie sees when he’s playing and experience Eddie’s own perspective through the eyes of multiple GoPro cameras.
In addition, Eddie explains the inspiration of how the specially modified circuit originated and personally walks viewers through his amplifier rig showcasing its exclusive features and settings while playing some of his signature riffs and displaying some of his groundbreaking playing techniques. All from a perspective no one has ever seen before.
To view the video, go to www.evhgear.com
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The limited edition hand -modified EVH 5150 IIIS Stealth head and 4x12 cabinet combination is identical to the most recent rig Eddie has toured with and features the exact same custom modifications. The head and cabinet are available individually, together as a complete half stack.

The 120-watt head features a single input and three channels (clean, crunch, lead), each with versatile controls (volume, gain, presence, low, mid, high). Channel two features increased gain for greater sustain and is re-voiced for improved low-mid frequency definition; channel three also features increased gain and improved range for the “low” control. Further, each channel has a rear-panel resonance control knob that dials in fine-tuned low -end response. The amp boasts eight JJ ECC83 preamp tubes, four hand selected high performance 6L6 power tubes, switchable output impedance (4, 8 and 16 ohms) and rear-panel “outboard accessible” bias probe ports as well as an outboard accessible and adjustable bias control. Other features include vintage-style “chicken head” control knobs, red jewel pilot light, dual speaker jacks, all tube effects loop, direct out and 3 super
durable molded plastic handles.

The speaker cabinet features rock-solid birch construction, four Celestion®EVH-12 speakers, EVH casters and recessed metal handles. Head and cabinet come in a special black “Stealth” aesthetic; and a seven-pin, four-button footswitch is included (controls each channel and the effects loop). Optional EVH fitted cover also available.

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About EVH®Two of the most important and recognizable names in rock ‘n’ roll joined forces in 2005 to develop and launch the EVH brand of guitars, amplifiers and musical products. Guitar icon Eddie Van Halen combines more than 35 years of unparalleled instinct and innovation in instrument and amp design with the expertise of the craftsmen and engineers at Fender ® to create some of the highest quality, best sounding and most durable musical instrument products available today.

EVH brand products are the embodiment of Eddie Van Halen’s legendary sound crafting abilities created in partnership with Fender, one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Notable products include EVH 5150 III™ amplifiers and cabinets, Frankenstein" replica guitar, Striped Series and Wolfgang ®guitars in addition to high- quality EVH brand guitar accessories. For more information, visit www.evhgear.com.
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VAN HALEN To Tour North America Summer/Fall 2015



FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015
MOLSON CANADIAN AMPHITHEATRE - TORONTO 

Tickets on sale Saturday, April 4, 2015 @ 10AM Tickets available at all Ticketmaster outlets or call 1-855-985-5000. Tickets (incl. HST) $69.50, $85.50, $115.50, $149.50 & $185.50; Reserved Seating $42.50; Lawns (plus FMF and service charges) American Express brings you to the Front Of The Line Visit www.americanexpress.ca/frontoftheline for information on advance ticket access to this show 

VAN HALEN will take the stage in Toronto, Ontario at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on Friday, August 7th. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the Toronto show go on sale beginning April 4 at 10am via www.ticketmaster.ca and www.livenation.com.

In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, VAN HALEN will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks VAN HALEN's first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.

The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31,

2015. Fans who pre-order TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher.”

Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of Van Halen and 1984, with remastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA. These albums are being released beginning March 31 with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, VAN HALEN changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album and subsequently produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, and more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart than any other artist, the band's record of achievement is hard to top. The eponymous debut album and 1984 were both certified Diamond, for U.S. sales in excess of 10 million, placing them on an elite short list of double RIAA-certified Diamond Award honorees. VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

Go to http://van-halen.com/ for updates and more information.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market 
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VAN HALEN To Tour North America Summer/Fall 2015


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015
WESTERN FAIR DISTRICT - LONDON
Doors: 6:30PM Show: 7:30PM 

Tickets on sale Saturday, April 4, 2015 @ 10AM Tickets available at all Ticketmaster outlets or call 1-855-985-5000. Tickets (incl. HST) $82.50; General Admission/All Ages (plus FMF and service charges) American Express brings you to the Front Of The Line Visit www.americanexpress.ca/frontoftheline for information on advance ticket access to this show

 VAN HALEN will take the stage in London, Ontario at the Western Fair District on Wednesday, August 5th. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the London show go on sale beginning April 4 at 10am via www.ticketmaster.ca and www.livenation.com.

The VAN HALEN concert will mark the beginning of a new music partnership between the Western Fair District and Live Nation. This multi-year partnership was born out of an opportunity to create the premiere outdoor concert venue in Southwestern Ontario and expand on the Western Fair District’s evolution as an entertainment destination.

In 2014, to prepare for the endeavor the Western Fair District took on a half of a million dollar renovation in the infield of the racetrack and grandstand to ready the site for outdoor events of the size and caliber that Live Nation anticipates.

Live Nation has strong ties to London already at Budweiser Gardens. Live Nation’s presence in the city will continue to grow with the Western Fair District’s new venture. Brian Ohl, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Budweiser Gardens explains, “An outdoor concert and festival venue provides a great complement to the region’s music market and is exactly what Southwestern Ontario and the city’s music scene needs.”

The Western Fair District and Live Nation’s collaboration will strengthen London as a comprehensive music hotbed by bringing new outdoor music experiences to Southwestern Ontario under the Live Nation banner. “This partnership will have a significant impact on music tourism in London,” states John Winston, Tourism London.

In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, VAN HALEN will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight, March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks VAN HALEN's first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth.

The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31, 2015. Fans who pre-order TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher.”

Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of Van Halen and 1984, with remastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA. These albums are being released beginning March 31 with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, VAN HALEN changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album and subsequently produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, and more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart than any other artist, the band's record of achievement is hard to top. The eponymous debut album and 1984 were both certified Diamond, for U.S. sales in excess of 10 million, placing them on an elite short list of double RIAA-certified Diamond Award honorees. VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

Go to http://van-halen.com/ for updates and more information.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

About the Western Fair District:

Western Fair District is a year-round entertainment destination offering dining, horseracing, gaming, sporting events, comedy, music and live entertainment, a farmers market, trade and consumer shows and historic annual fall fair. The District provides entertaining experiences that enrich your life and the community at every level. It is located in the heart of London, Ontario, located just minutes from the 401, Via Rail Station and downtown hotels with public transit having multiple routes passing through Western Fair District. WFD provides an open air festival environment on its 80 acre site, with beautiful London, Ontario as its backdrop. The sites namesake, the annual Western Fair, is one of the province’s most distinguished annual occasions and a Top 100 event as chosen by Festivals and Events Ontario.


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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lamb of God Mets Megadeth in the Studio

CHRIS ADLER of LAMB OF GOD Joins DAVE MUSTAINE in the Studio for New MEGADETH Album
Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants MEGADETH, and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal LAMB OF GOD, will join bassist David Ellefson in the creation of MEGADETH’s anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive into the mix while staying true to MEGADETH’s roots.



Dave Mustaine comments, “Chris is a tremendous talent, and an amazing person. He is going to bring a new level of excitement and energy to MEGADETH that the fans are going to lose their minds over. I have nothing but respect for my previous drummers, but this is going to absolutely KILL! Back in 1989, MEGADETH originally worked as a three piece - guitar, bass and drums - when we laid down the framework to our GRAMMY® nominated platinum album ‘Rust In Peace.’ I want to thank the other members of Lamb Of God for allowing this opportunity to take place for all of us in the metal community.”



David Ellefson adds, "Chris has been an endearing friend to us in MEGADETH for many years now, and he truly appreciates our music and its legacy. His drumming has forged such an innovative and ferocious path for metal music and I’m very proud that he is anchoring our rhythm section with us on this new album. I can clearly see a new dawn of 'utmost heaviness' unfolding in MEGADETH’s next chapter."



Chris Adler offers, “MEGADETH was the game changer for me. Growing up, there was no other band that meant as much to my musical interest and direction. There is no doubt I would not be doing what I have been doing for the past three decades had I not stumbled across 'Killing Is My Business' and the bible of all metal, 'Peace Sells' in my formative years.”



“About 10 years ago, LAMB OF GOD toured with MEGADETH and I was able to share that story with Dave and David, and we have kept in touch ever since,” adds Adler. “When Dave called me a while ago and asked if I was interested in making a thrash metal album with him, I felt like I must’ve been on a hidden camera show. “I was trying to play it cool, but I was speechless other than YES! Once I called my wife and my band guys to let everyone know, I had some time to really think about it and how I can best fit into this situation. I'm coming into this on fire. There is an incredible amount of respect, but the goal here is to make the very best thrash album we can. Together, I believe we can do something very special! Get ready for a very exciting chapter in the MEGADETH legacy.”



The new album is the follow up to MEGADETH’s 2013 release, Super Collider. Super Collider hit No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and No. 3 on both the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts consecutively. To date, MEGADETH has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide and has scored five Top 10 albums, two Top 5 releases.


http://www.megadeth.com

https://www.facebook.com/Megadeth


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Heretic's Dream 'A New Season' Video Released Heretic’s Dream ‘A New Season’ Video Released

“A new season” a brand new video from Italian rock/metal band HERETIC’S DREAM, can be viewed below along with the cover artwork. The track is taken from the new single “A New Season” and the band’s forthcoming third album, “Floating State Of Mind“, which is to be released in May, 2015 via Agoge Records.

The band finished recordings of their third album with producer Gianmarco Bellumori (New Disorder, Sin Of Night, Element of Chaos). The new album was mixed and mastered in Bellumori’s Wolf Recording studio.

HERETIC’S DREAM first two albums received very good critic’s by international press and the he band performed more than 100 shows in two years.

HERETIC’S DREAM are:

Francesca Di Ventura – vocals
Andrej Surace – guitars
Carlo Nicolucci – guitars
Daniele Cortese – drums
Jacopo Greci – bass

Heretic's Dream 'A New Season' Video Released
Heretic’s Dream ‘A New Season’ Video Released
Posted by Rock N Growl on Mar 16, 2015 in News, Press, Promotion

“A new season” a brand new video from Italian rock/metal band HERETIC’S DREAM, can be viewed below along with the cover artwork. The track is taken from the new single “A New Season” and the band’s forthcoming third album, “Floating State Of Mind“, which is to be released in May, 2015 via Agoge Records.



Heretics Dream A New Season

The band finished recordings of their third album with producer Gianmarco Bellumori (New Disorder, Sin Of Night, Element of Chaos). The new album was mixed and mastered in Bellumori’s Wolf Recording studio.

HERETIC’S DREAM first two albums received very good critic’s by international press and the he band performed more than 100 shows in two years.

HERETIC’S DREAM are:

Francesca Di Ventura – vocals
Andrej Surace – guitars
Carlo Nicolucci – guitars
Daniele Cortese – drums
Jacopo Greci – bass

 Heretics Dream Band

HERETIC’S DREAM was formed in 2010 by guitarist Andrej Surace and vocalist Francesca Di Ventura. The debut album, “The Unexpected Move” was released in 2012 and received good international reviews. The two official videos awarded as Best Recommended Videos on UnoTv in October 2012.

HERETIC’S DREAM second album, “Walk the time“, was released in 2013. The album featured special guests like Terence Holler (Eldritch), Steve Volta (Pino Scotto’s Band), Pier Gonella (Mastercastle, Necrodeath), Gabriele Caselli (Eldritch), Marco Pastorino (Secret Sphere), and Gabriele Bellini (Pulse-R).

The band shared stages and toured in the past with RICHIE KOTZEN, CRUCIFIED BARBARA, GODYVA, to name a few.

HERETIC’S DREAM joined now forces with the Italian producer Gianmarco Bellumori (Agoge Records) and the band announces a change in sound, on vocals and arrangements.

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TEN To Headline Wildfire Festival

British melodic hard rock giants TEN has been confirmed as the headliner of this year’s WILDFIRE FESTIVAL, set to take place June 26-28, 2015 at Winston Lodge, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The festival will feature performances from the following bands: Tygers Of Pan Tang, Coldspell, Holocaust, Estrella, to name only a few.

This is the first Scotland live appearance of TEN since 2002 and their ‘Far Beyond The World‘ UK tour.

TEN recently released their new album ‘Albion‘ on November 21st, 2014 via Rocktopia Records.

TEN are:

Gary Hughes – Vocals
Dann Rosingana – Guitars
Steve Grocott – Guitars
John Halliwell – Guitars
Steve Mckenna – Bass
Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards
Max Yates – Drums


www.facebook.com/TenOfficial
www.tenofficial.com
www.wildfirefestival.co.uk
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Darkyra Black ‘Fool’

Australian female metal singer  Darkyra Black reveals the album artwork and track listing for the upcoming album ‘FOOL’, to be released April 2015.

The new album feature Achillea musicians: Garry King, Fab Jablonksi & Betovani Dinelli and was produced by George Boussounis (Online Recording Masters, Athens). Special Guests include Tony Dolan (M-Pire Of Evil) bass on “Truth Or Dare” and a few other surprises

Track listing:

01. Behind Closed Doors
02. Who are they to Judge You
03. Truth or Dare
04. Of Fools and Gold
05. Where Will I Be
06. Bleed
07. The Wish Never Fades
08. Desperation
09. Flawless
10. It Takes All Kinds of Fools
11. Fountain of Frozen Dreams

Darkyra Black‘s unique vocal is far from predictable as she has a way of blending together all the different colors of her voice taking you on an emotional roller coaster unlike any other female artist.

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ROMEO'S DAUGHTER Unveil 'Spin' Album Cover,


British AOR/MelodicRock group ROMEO’S DAUGHTER will release their new album, “Spin” on April 20, 2015 via RD Records/Cargo Records.

https://youtu.be/Z3Cmz-G8UTM

This is the eagerly awaited 4th studio album from ROMEO’S DAUGHTER. It is slightly darker in its lyrical content than the last 3 but still has the sound that fans of ROMEO’S DAUGHTER have grown to love. The new songs received an incredible reception at HRH 2015. Their stunning lead singer, Leigh Matty, was voted Number 5 Lady Rock Singer of all time in Classic Rock Magazine and their single ‘Bittersweet‘ was in their ‘Top songs of 2012‘ chart

Track listing:
  1. Touch 
2. Already Gone
 3. Love will come to those who wait 
4. Enemy 
5. Didn’t see it coming 
6. Radio 
7. Tonight
 8. All Because of you 
9. Perfect Plan
10. Tall Buildings


The band’s pedigree is second to none, with each member having previously worked at the highest levels with artists such as: Bonnie Tyler, Whitney Houston, Roxette, Meatloaf, Tom Jones, John Parr, Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ Kevin Rowland and, Ex GoGo, Jane Wiedlin! 

 ROMEO’S DAUGHTER are:
Leigh Matty – Vocals 
Craig Joiner – Guitars 
Ed Poole – Bass
Andy Wells – Drums-



From the release of their debut Album in 1988, produced in part by the infamous Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange, it was surely to be only a matter of time before ROMEO’S DAUGHTER hit the headlines. And that, they certainly did. During a whirlwind tour of the U.S.A their single ‘Don’t Break My Heart’, leapt up the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The calibre of their songs attracted many established artists; Heart covered the single ‘Wild Child’ on their 3 million selling album ‘Brigade’, achieving No. 2 on the Billboard Rock All Play chart. Eddie Money, Bonnie Tyler and the recently reformed Steps too, have had recording successes with other Romeos’ titles. Their track ‘Heaven in the Backseat’ was the also the opener for the film, ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 5’.


They have kicked off 2015 with a stunning performing at HRH and will be touring with FM in May:

1st, May Bristol Bierkeller
2nd, May Wolverhampton Robin 2
3rd, May Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
5th, May Nottingham Rescue Rooms
8th, May Newcastle 02 Academy
9th, May Manchester Academy 2
10th, May London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire

They’ll be touring again in October/November – dates to be announced soon.

www.facebook.com/romeosdaughterofficial
www.romeosdaughter.co.uk

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Boy George To Appear on American Idol. Announces North American Tour With Culture Club

ANNOUNCES NEW NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR WITH
CULTURE CLUB 



The internationally acclaimed, chart topping and multi-platinum selling Boy George and Culture Club are proud to announce new North American tour dates for the summer. Their tour starts on July 20th in Denver, Colorado and will have them performing all of their greatest hits and new materials across 12 states this summer. For more details and ticket information, please go to: www.culture-club.co.uk
                                                  photo credit: Dean Stockings

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
07/20 – Denver Botanic Gardens – Denver, CO
07/24 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
07/25 – The Greek Theatre UC Berkeley – Berkeley, CA
07/27 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
07/28 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
07/31 – MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods – Mashantucket, CT
08/01 – Etess Arena – Atlantic City, NJ
08/02 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA
08/04 – NJPAC – Newark, NJ
08/06 – Casino Rama – Rama, ON
08/07 – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor – Windsor, ON
08/08 – MusikFest Main Stage – Bethlehem, PA
08/10 – Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
08/11 – Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, NC
08/12 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
08/14 – Klipsch Amp at Bayfront Park – Miami, FL
08/15 – Madeira Beach Waterfront Park – Tampa, FL
08/16 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
For more details and tickets, go to:
www.culture-club.co.uk


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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Courtney Yasmineh To Release Red Letter Day On June 2nd


COURTNEY YASMINEH
TO RELEASE RED LETTER DAY NATIONALLY ON JUNE 2ND



New York, NY --- Courtney Yasmineh has been writing songs and performing for most of her life, however her path to becoming a full time musician is a unique and inspiring one.

Yasmineh always dreamed of pursuing a music career, as a teenager in Chicago she ran away from home at the age of 17 to play up in the bars up in Dylan country in Northern MN.  She even had early airplay on a song on Duluth radio at a station that had recorded of her doing one of her own songs live at a folk concert.  She got a full scholarship to Macalester in St. Paul and married the guitar player in her back up band.

Divorced a year later and not feeling ready to roll the dice on a full time career in music just yet, she took jobs in teaching and advertising.  Yasmineh kept playing music at night to keep the spirit of her passion alive.  Another marriage followed and then three kids arrived.  While raising her family, she released four albums independently but didn’t have the time to properly support those releases.  Wanting to finally go “all-in” on her career she turned to her husband for his support who remarked “you would have made it by now if you were any good.” She finally had enough and cut bait on her husband and moved to New York City to fearlessly give it her all with nothing left to lose and no reason not to.

“You can wait and watch and hope for permission forever and never get it,” Yasmineh remarked.  “At some point you have to learn that your own permission is all you need."

Now 54 years old, Yasmineh feels like timing is finally right for her music to be heard, and most importantly supported by her.  Courtney Yasmineh’s forthcoming album, Red Letter Day, arrives on June 2nd.

“When I was at SXSW in 2014, my band and I made a hotel room rehearsal video that everybody liked a lot,” Yasmineh commented.  “My longtime colleague Charley Drayton contacted me saying he'd love to work on something new with us. I wasn't planning to make another album at that moment. But this time forces beyond us came together and suddenly there was an apartment deal I couldn't pass up in NYC and recording time at a studio in SoHo, and all the guys were excited, and Charley was going to be in town...so in August we made the album all in eight days in New York.”

Yasmineh had over fifty ideas for songs and recorded them on her phone, some with the help of the other guys credited on the record.  But when she got to New York, it felt like a whole new chapter of life was beginning for her.

“Many of the song ideas just weren't powerful enough for our exciting circumstances,” Yasmineh added. “So I wrote every night and every morning and all day at the studio just putting it together the best way I could. ‘Misfits and Losers’ makes me happy because it reminds me of so many funny experiences we've had as a rock band on tour. There are those moments when we are surrounded by some pretty weird and colorful characters. The chorus ‘these aren't our people, it's not our problem, get us out of here, sneak out the back door..these aren't our people, this ain't our party, get us out of here, try to hide, try to hide’ is our own band-on-the-run experience.

With the help of all the players involved, we were able to express what I was feeling about it being my ‘Red Letter Day.’  A day that you write in red and circle on your calendar for it's importance, and in this case, it was eight days that were magical and fun and challenging and that have given us the gift of this music to share and to perform live. I am finding this to be the most rewarding album I've ever made.”

‘Cleaning Crew’ is the song I wrote locked in my bedroom, mad as hell, writing with my acoustic guitar just like I've done since I was twelve years old because of something my Mom did.  This time it was the summer of 2014, and my Mom is still trying to help me out..still trying to clean me up and make her bad-girl daughter a model citizen. I was putting my house on the market so I could get enough money to start touring in earnest, and my Mom decided she would hire a cleaning crew to come in and help ‘stage’ my house so it would sell better.  I, being the perpetual adolescent I can be, got really upset seeing them moving my stuff around. I grabbed my guitar and locked myself in my bedroom and wrote this song. The line ‘first you took me under your wing, then you got me under your thumb’ sort of goes out to everyone who got a little too much expectation going with me. This song sneaks up on me when we perform it live. I get really emotional when we get to the bridge ‘see myself through your eyes, no one I recognize..you were always there for me, but you can't see where this is going..’ That's emancipation talk.

Courtney Yasmineh will begin the promotion of her new album with a string of tour dates in Austin, TX this month.   The future is bright again for Yasmineh, and she’ll celebrate Red Letter Day by touring it the rest of this year and beyond…



RED LETTER DAY - TRACK LISTING
1.     Get it
2.     Cleaning Crew
3.     Friend Of Mine
4.     Red Letter Day
5.     Change Your Mind
6.     Misfits And Losers
7.     Stupid With Your Love
8.     Hang On For The Ride
9.     My Baby’s Eyes

http://www.courtneyyasmineh.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Courtney-Yasmineh/
https://twitter.com/cyasmineh
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Austin Has More Then SXSW

Euphoria Music Festival is returning for a 4th year!

We're excited to announce that Euphoria will be returning to Carson Creek Ranch, in Austin TX, on April 10-12th, 2015. This venue, just minutes from downtown, sits on 40 acres and is bordered by the Colorado River.

The festival will include a camping option and feature amazing music, art, workshops and more. We hope you and your friends will join us this Spring

EUPHORIA MUSIC AND CAMPING FESTIVAL EVOLVED FROM THE LOVE OF GOOD MUSIC, GREAT FRIENDS THE AMAZING FESTIVAL FAMILY Found IN TEXAS AND AROUND THE WORLD.

We are a boutique music festival and creative experience company based in Austin,Texas. We have no restrictive ties to any major music corporations. Euphoria represents the lasting feeling of joy and community found from being in the right place, at the right time with the right people.

 Come Join Us

Euphoria Music & Camping Festival returns to Austin, Texas for its fourth annual gathering. An extra day of fun was added to our blossoming festival this year, but our community still remains an intimate collective of artists and art aficionados alike. In the past, EMCF has exhibited art galleries, striking installations, interactive workshops and exclusive activities for our patrons to embrace and explore.

This year, we are pleased to host an even wider range of activities, art (curated by Art Seen Alliance) and workshops designed to enhance our attendee's experiences. Align your Chakras through one of our healing yoga workshops or get acquainted with the basics of DJing! Whatever your niche is, we've got something for everyone! 



Some come out to see what Euphoria is all about and tell you friends you found your friends that there is more to Austin TX then SXSW 





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Friday, March 27, 2015

Critically Acclaimed Singer-songwriter/Actress Brooke Moriber to Bring Her Musical Talents to TV

Brooke Moriber
For native New Yorker Brooke Moriber, having a knack for stage performance came very early on. After garnering the role of Young Cosette in Broadway’s “Les Miserables” as her first audition at age 8, it was clear the young actress had an abundant amount of talent and a bright future in show biz. But “Les Mis” would be just the tip of the iceberg, as her flourishing talents would lead her to the stage yet again as a singer-songwriter at age 15. Flash forward some years later, with seven Broadway shows, roles opposite such stars as Lili Taylor and Kristen Johnston, and a burgeoning recording career--she’ll hit the stage with her band Wednesday, April 8th.for a taping of Verizon Fios1’s “Rick’s Rising Stars” at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, located at 140 Merrick Rd, Amityville, NY 11701 www.revolutionli.com Growing up down the block from NY’s Washington Square Park in the heart of Greenwich Village--an area known for being an artists haven since the 1960s--its no wonder Moriber was drawn to the stage at such a young age. Celebrated for her “clarion voice” by the Associated Press and as “A ravishing star with a paint-peeling belt”, she’s had the opportunity to work with legendary Broadway director Harold Prince in Parade- a musical in which she originated the role of “lola Stover”.

Continuing the pattern, she soon went on to create original roles on Broadway as “Nadine” in The Wild Party and “Lily” in James Joyce’s The Dead, performed with Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming in The Threepenny Opera, played a young opera singer in Follies on Broadway, and even received praise off-Broadway for her murderous portrayal as “Mindy” in Wallace Shawn’s Aunt Dan and Lemon. Premiering Randy Newman's "Stupid Little Songs" would follow, where she would play Randy's first wife in The Education Of Randy Newman.

Though her love for the stage is evident, Brooke’s talents have been summoned in front of the camera as well. Having made several TV appearances on Law and Order: CI, Swift Justice, A Town’s Revenge, Off-Track Betty, Descent, and As The World Turns; she’s earned her many accolades as a dynamic performer.


LISTEN: Brooke Moriber "Dangerous Love"
Yet with all that time performing both on and off Broadway as well as her many TV appearances, Moriber had also managed to catch the attention of producers who discovered that she had yet another gift as a talented songwriter. Piecing together catchy hooks that connected with listeners and turned life’s ups and downs into driving pop/rock tunes, she quickly took to performing with her own band. Having graced the stages of some of NYC’s most legendary venues like The Knitting Factory, Joe’s Pub, and The Cutting Room--she’s even had six original songs licensed to Nickelodeon in 2007. With an already outstanding resume there’s no doubt Brooke Moriber will continue her rise as a stage sensation. But with her upcoming EP “Fire” set to debut later this year, you can see for yourself at her Taping of Verizon Fios1’s “Rick’s Rising Stars” at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, Wednesday April 8th.

For more information of Brooke Moriber, go to: www.BrookeMoriber.com

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Brithsh hard rockers FURYON are confirmed to play Main Stage at Woodstock Festival Poland on July 31, 2105 in Kostrzyn, Poland

Brithsh hard rockers FURYON are confirmed to play Main Stage at Woodstock Festival Poland on July 31, 2105 in Kostrzyn, Poland. Woodstock Festival Poland is a huge FREE summer music festival & the biggest open-air festival in Europe! No i na Dużej Scenie zagra FURYON
Last year 750.000 visitors attend on 3 days!

Other bands confirmed: Black Label Society, Cannailles, Congo Natty, Eluveitie, Frontside, Hed PE, Illusion, Lipali, Mela Koteluk, Mrozu, Proletaryat, Scarecrow, Shaka Ponk, Within Temptation and many more.

ENTRY is FREE
CAMPING IS FREE
BEER IS 0.80 Euro
FOOD on average 2.50 Euro
MASSIVE MUD SHOWER
BUNGEE JUMP for 30.00 Euro
Flights to Berlin are very cheap
Train to Festival from Berlin is 5.00Euro !

More infomation can be found here:

www.facebook.com/PrzystanekWoodstock
www.woodstockfestival.pl
FURYON currently touring UK in support of their new album ‘Lost Salvation‘, released on February 23, 2015 via Dream Records. The band will headline SOS Festival in UK this July and to play Secrets Of Metal Festival in Belgium this Spetember.

Furyon are:

Matt Mitchell – Vocals
Alex “Nickel” Bowen – Bass
Lee Farmery – Drums
Tiago Rosado – Guitars

”Our music is good songs with touches of intelligence” says singer Matt Mitchell, “There are a many different moods that come out from this band and all the songs have meaning and substance. Heavy and Melodic! That is what FURYON is about”.

www.furyon.net
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ROB HALFORD SIGNS WORLD WIDE RIGHTS DEAL FOR CATALOG RELEASES WITH SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND LEGACY RECORDINGS

SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND LEGACY RECORDINGS SIGN WORLDWIDE RIGHTS DEAL FOR ROB HALFORD CATALOG


New Deal Covers Recordings and Videos by Fight, Two and Halford



March 25, 2015 - New York, NY - SONY Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, SME's catalog division, have signed a worldwide rights deal to with the Metal God, Rob Halford. Frontman of the legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest, Rob Halford brought his iconic charisma and influential vocal style to a variety of side projects since 1992, notably his bands Fight, 2wo and Halford. The new SONY/Legacy agreement with Rob Halford will include individual album catalog titles and audio-visual releases. Upcoming Rob Halford anthology titles will include an Essential and Playlist collection with plans for a definitive Complete Albums Box.


Born Robert John Arthur Halford on August 25, 1951, Rob Halford rocketed to fame as the lead singer for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest.  One of the genre's most powerful, distinctive and influential vocalists, Halford set the standard for generations of metal singers. After leaving Judas Priest in 1992, Halford formed the band Fight and, between 1993 and 1995, recorded two albums, War of Words and A Small Deadly Space, and an EP, Mutations, with the band. Following Fight, Halford moved into the realm of industrial metal with his Two project.  In 2000, he launched the straight-ahead no-nonsense pure metal ensemble Halford. The SONY/Legacy release agreement includes virtually all of Rob Halford's work with Fight, Two and Halford from 1992 onward. Coming on March 31, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release The Essential Rob Halford (2 CD-30 tracks).
Rob Halford Catalog includes:

Fight

Albums
War of Words
Mutations
A Small Deadly Space
K5 – The “War of Words” Demos


Audio/Visual
War of Words: The Film
Live in Phoenix

Two

Voyeurs


Halford
Metal God Essentials: Volume 1
Resurrection
Live Insurrection
Crucible
Live at Rock in Rio 3 (album and audio/visual)
Live in Anaheim (album and audio/visual)
Winter Songs
Made of Metal
Live at Saitama Super Arena (album and audio/visual)
Live in London
Live 2010 North & South America Tour (album and audio/visual)
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Guitar Legend Robben Ford Announces Two Special Los Angeles Events For Release Week

GUITAR LEGEND ROBBEN FORD’S NEW ALBUM INTO THE SUN
 CAPTURES HIS CONTEMPORARY SONGWRITING MASTERY

To Be Released Via Mascot Label Group On March 31st

Guest Appearances By Blues Icon Keb’ Mo’, Vocalist ZZ Ward,
And Fellow Guitar Heroes Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth,
Robert Randolph and Tyler Bryant

Special Los Angeles Appearances Planned For
The Grammy Museum On March 30th
Guitar Center In-Store On March 31st

March 25, 2015 - Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford’s forthcoming new album Into The Sun (Mascot Label Group) shines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and the stunning playing that’s made him a favorite foil of Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and other legends.

The five-time Grammy nominee describes the 11-song set as “one of the top recordings I’ve ever done” — a staggering observation considering his extensive discography, which embraces more than 35 albums under his own name and with his various bands. There’s also Ford’s session and sideman work, which includes hundreds of concert appearances and albums by Bonnie Raitt, Barbara Streisand, Charlie Musselwhite, KISS, Ruthie Foster, Jimmy Witherspoon and Rickie Lee Jones.

Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford will kick off the launch of his new album Into The Sun (set for release March 31st via Mascot Label Group) with two very special appearances.  The first will be a special Q&A and intimate performance at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.  The evening will feature a discussion surrounding his career and latest album, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.  Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.grammymuseum.org/events/detail/the-drop-robben-ford

The second will be an in-store performance and album signing on release day at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, CA at 7pm.  Full information can be found here: http://stores.guitarcenter.com/hollywood/events

Into The Sun, which follows last year’s critically acclaimed A Day In Nashville and 2013’s Bringing It Back Home, explores the breadth of Ford’s sophisticated, visionary writing and playing, creating a new chapter in his brilliant musical history. The album features a coterie of guests: Allman Brothers guitarist and Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes on “High Heels And Throwing Things,” slide guitar guru Sonny Landreth on “So Long 4 U,” Americana and blues icon Keb’ Mo’ and pedal steel wizard Robert Randolph on “Justified,” and vocal sensation ZZ Ward on “Breath Of Me” along with gritty Southern rock newcomer Tyler Bryant on “Stone Cold Heaven,” Niko Bolas, whose credits include Neil Young, John Mayer and Keith Richards, engineered.

“The album is really upbeat,” Ford relates. “It has a positive vibe to it — a good time feel. There are a lot of different rhythms and colors and the way the instruments are used is really different on this. It makes me very happy to have something so diverse.”

Although Ford’s recent releases have been hailed as returns to his musical roots — which go back to his discovery of blues as a teenager in the 1960s – Into The Sun is a clear departure, using tradition as a springboard to incorporate his timeless vocabulary of jazz, pop, blues and rock into a modern framework for his poetic lyrics and the most graceful, emotionally nuanced and melodic vocal performances of his career.

“This album is obviously of these times,” Ford says. “And the rule during the recording process was to have no lid on things. I’ve worked very hard to master my craft as a musician and a songwriter, but other than relying on my strengths in those areas, I made sure there was room for new ideas and everything my collaborators brought to the music. When you’re open to different concepts and approaches, the most beautiful things can happen.”

All of the music and most of the lyrics from Into The Sun came directly from Ford, but he also collaborated with ZZ Ward on “Breath Of Me” and enlisted the enigmatic Kyle Swan, whose own recordings liberally mix images and styles to build articulate modernist-pop tone poems. That quality reverberates in the four songs Ford co-wrote with Swan, married to the guitar giant’s own deep commitment to narrative. “Working with Kyle was part of my desire to toss up everything and see what might happen, to get a fresh perspective,” says Ford.

“Justified” is a sheer gas with Keb’ Mo’ and Ford trading tongue-in-cheek vocal lines as Randolph adds soaring pedal steel punctuation over Jim Cox’s purposefully wobbly honky tonk piano.

Into The Sun was recorded by Bolas, a collaborator of Ford’s since his all-instrumental 1997 album Tiger Walk. “Niko is simply the best tracking engineer I’ve ever encountered,” says Ford. “He gets great sounds instantly.” All the better to capture Ford’s glorious guitar tones, this time derived from four of his go-to instruments: a pair of Gibson SG’s from 1963 and 1964, his beloved 1960 Telecaster and his Gibson B-25 acoustic. As he’s done on every album he’s made since 1983, Ford used a Dumble Overdrive Special amplifier.

“For me,” Ford says, “it’s all about the art. If you work hard at something you’re going to get better. I honestly think I reached a point with my writing on Into The Sun where I could just go with the flow and bring some of the best songs I’ve ever created to life.”

Ford already has an impressive number of shows lined up to support the album, both in America and overseas. In addition to a lengthy list of tour dates, another notable upcoming appearance will be Robben Ford’s Traveling Dojo Guitar Camp at the elegantly rustic Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY in the Catskill Forest Preserve (about 30 miles west of Woodstock) from August 31-September 4, 2015.  Ford will host guitar enthusiasts and guitarists of all skill levels for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

In addition to his robust profile as a world-class musician, Ford is a highly sought-after educator with a series of acclaimed and groundbreaking interactive videos presented on a variety of formats including disks, downloads and mobile apps.  This Traveling Dojo Guitar Camp will include master classes, one-on-one sessions, landmark live performances with sit-in opportunities, and all-inclusive meal options and lodging accommodations.  Ford will be joined by special guest guitar virtuoso John Jorgenson; as well as Ford’s ace rhythm section (Brian Allen on bass and Wes Little on drums), who will conduct master classes on groove, time, and pocket; and Ford’s friend and trusted guitar tech, Rick Wheeler, a jazz virtuoso, will also conduct sessions on jazz guitar.  One of the most thrilling aspects of the Traveling Dojo Guitar Camp will be hearing these complimentary talents make music together.  A special limited time only 10% discount is available for Robben’s guitar camp through March 31st for new registrations only — it is not retroactive.  No code is necessary. More details on the camp, including registration information, can be found here: http://www.robbenfordguitarcamp.com.

ROBBEN FORD - INTO THE SUN Track Listing
1. Rose Of Sharon
2. Day Of The Planets
3. Howlin’ At The Moon
4. Rainbow Cover
5. Justified (with Keb’ Mo’ & Robert Randolph)
6. Breath Of Me (with ZZ Ward)
7. High Heels And Throwing Things (with Warren Haynes)
8. Cause Of War
9. So Long 4 U (with Sonny Landreth)
10. Same Train
11. Stone Cold Heaven (with Tyler Bryant)

ROBBEN FORD - INTO THE SUN EPK:
http://youtu.be/9Ud7A8OrU4Q

ROBBEN FORD – INTO THE SUN - 2015 TOUR DATES
April 10 - Ft. Worth, TX - Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival
April 11 - Oklahoma City, OK - Academy of Contemporary Music
April 12 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads Saloon
April 14 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
April 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
April 16 - Evanston, IL - SPACE
April 17 - Columbus, OH - Woodlands Park Street Saloon
April 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
April 19 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
April 21 - Syracuse, NY - Wescott Theatre
April 22 - Londonderry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
April 23 - Fall River, MA - Narrow Center For The Arts
April 24 - Beacon, NY - Towne Crier
April 25 - Norfolk, VA - Infinity Hall
April 26 - New York, NY - City Winery
May 29 - Modesto, CA - State Theatre
May 30 & 31 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi’s at Jack London Square
June 2 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
June 3 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
June 5 - Grants Pass, OR - Rogue Theatre
June 6 - Napa, CA - City Winery
June 7 - Folsom, CA - Harris Center for the Arts
June 9 - Santa Cruz, CA - Kuumbwa Jazz Center
June 10 - Carpinteria, CA - The Plaza Playhouse
June 11 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke
June 12 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
June 13 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rhythm Room
July 20 - Mammoth Lakes, CA - Mammoth Festival of Beers
August 9 - Copper Mountain, Colorado - Guitar Town
Aug 31-Sept 4 - Big Indian, NY - Full Moon Resort/Robben Ford’s Dojo Guitar Camp
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Rock On The Range.America’s premier hard rock festival

ROCK ON THE RANGE:
ADDITIONAL BANDS, COMEDY TENT LINEUP AND ERNIE BALL
PRESENTS THE ROCK ON THE RANGE BATTLE OF THE BANDS
ANNOUNCED FOR AMERICA’S PREMIER HARD ROCK FESTIVAL
MAY 15, 16 & 17 AT COLUMBUS, OHIO’S
MAPFRE STADIUM, FORMERLY CREW STADIUM

Rock On The Range.America’s premier hard rock festival, has announced additional bands,
the ROTR Comedy Tent lineup, and the 2015 Ernie Ball presents the Rock On The Range
Battle Of The Bands for the ninth annual event, held May 15, 16 and 17 in Columbus, OH.
Festival producers explain, “Rangers, your rock home is now MAPFRE Stadium, formerly
Crew Stadium (pronounced “MAH-fray”). Same rock experience. Same home. New name!”

The Pretty Reckless , Tremonti, Vamps, The Danger Kids and Highly

Suspect join a stellar lineup of top rock bands led by multiplatinum
Linkin Park, global rock juggernauts Slipknot, and heavy metal legends Judas Priest--who are currently celebrating their 40th Anniversary-- for a full weekend of non-stop rock on three stages.

The daily lineups will be announced in early April.

The ROTR Comedy Tent will feature sets from some of the biggest rock n’ roll influenced
comedians, including: Rob Schneider, Brian Posehn, Jim Norton, Don Jamieson, Jim Florentine,
Rod Paulette, Jeremy Essig, Brent Terhune, Joe Howard, Bill Squire, Jay Snyder, Bill Arrundale,
Jake Iannarino, Kenny Smith, and Craig Peters
.
Ernie Ball presents the Rock On The Range Battle Of  The Bands returns in 2015, offering
unsigned bands a chance to perform on the Ernie Ball Stage at Rock On The Range and
receive over $15,000 in gear and prizes, along with an all-expense paid trip to Columbus, OH.

The grand prize winner will receive gear from Electro-Voice, DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals,
Markbass, 1964 Ears, as well as an Ernie Ball Strings endorsement and Music Man instruments!

Beginning March 9, visit http://rotr.battleofthebands.com to enter the Ernie Ball presents the Rock On The Range Battle Of The Bands. This year, Battle Of The Bands fans will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win prizes from Ernie Ball and Ernie Ball Music Man. Visit http://rotr.battleofthebands.com starting March 9 for more details.

The current Rock On The Range music lineup is as follows:
Slipknot, Linkin Park, Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, Godsmack, Rise Against, Slash
featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach,
Halestorm, Ministry, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Falling In Reverse, Anthrax, The Pretty
Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, Hollywood Undead,
Apocalyptica, In Flames, Motionless In White, The Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot,
Rival Sons, BABYMETAL, Tremonti, Periphery, The Devil Wears Prada, Hatebreed, You
Me At Six, Young Guns, Starset, Vamps, Nonpoint, Like A Storm, Upon A Burning Body,
Saxon, Islander, Shaman’s Harvest, New Medicine, Beartooth, Crobot, Marmozets,
Unlocking The Truth, The Danger Kids, Sabaton, Dorothy, Highly Suspect, From Ashes
To New, Red Sun Rising, September Mourning, and Santa Cruz
.
Rock On The Range
is part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series and was recently named the 2014 RadioContraband Rock Event Of The Year. The festival has sold out in advance for two years in a row, with 120,000 concertgoers on hand in 2014. In 2015, ROTR will welcome live music’s top cable channel, AXS TV, to film the weekend as part of their live festival coverage, allowing fans around the world to experience Rock On The Range
.
ROTR
Weekend Tickets are on sale now at www.RockOnTheRange.com
Hotel and Camping Packages are sold out, but the new VIP Upgrade
for the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge is still available for only $125 while supplies last. The
Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge will feature amenities such as dedicated Wi-Fi, charging
stations, private restrooms, premium food options and more. A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Rock On The Range partner GovX. For full details about all ticket options, visit: www.RockOnTheRange.com
.
Rock On The Range is proud to once again be fueled by their partners at Monster Energy.
Additional sponsors include: Jack Daniel’s, Jägerme ister, The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience
and Zippo, with more to be announced.

Monster Energy returns to Rock On The Range 2015 as the main stage sponsor and will be on
site conducting giveaways, hosting Monster Energy a rtist signings, and sampling Monster
Energy Drink. Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, MA
PFRE Stadium, formerly Crew Stadium, and RockHouse Presents. The multi-stage music and lifestyle event features a potent lineup of bands on three stages over three days. The nationally renowned festival that’s centrally located in the heart of the country is proud to be part of the World’s
Loudest Month festival series, and annually draws huge weekend crowds since its inception in
2007, including a sold-out crowd of over 120,000 fans in 2014.

Website:
www.RockOnTheRange.com
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/rockontherange
Twitter:
www.twitter.com/rockontherange
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Helena Johnson - Take Me Home Tonight (2015) #CDReview #UnRatedMagazine

Helena Johnson
Helena Johnson - Take Me Home Tonight - March 25, 2015
Blue Soap Music / iTunes - March 25, 2015
Review by Edwin van Hoof


Soulful and slick, Helena Johnson has created and mastered a unique and powerful sound that's showcased perfectly in her new single 'Take Me Home Tonight.' The young UK vocalist managed to establish a strong following and is on the verge of a breakthrough.

Originally from North Yorkshire and now based in Liverpool, Helena has impressed audiences and critics alike with her stunning live shows backed by a 10-piece band, complete with the comedically-named horn section 'The Horn Supremacy.' Her ability to captivate her audience from the first note, mesmerizing even the most unruly of crowds, was evident when she recently performed at mammoth events such as Fiesta Bombarda and The Neighbourhood BBQ at Liverpool's acclaimed venue, Camp and Furnace.

"Take me Home Tonight" is a hook laden melodic semi ballad leaning on the crystal clear and charismatic voice of Johnson. A voice that features the oozing appeal of the great Ella Fitzgerald without coming close or sounding alike. Johnson also has that undeniable greatness of UK star Adele, a hard to define sublime feel for melody and drama. Johnson is blessed with a nice edge and a little trembling undertone, which adds up perfectly to the atmosphere of this great tune. Piano smoothly swinging over a nice and warm groove towards a powerful chorus that instantly nests in your head. It's the subtle sniff and tear inside Helena's voice that gives the performance a true at heart feeling.

Helena Johnson has everything needed to make it big; a radiating charisma, a lush and warm voice and striking lyrics, which are captivating as much as they are sexy. Take some time out to check out this talent.

More about Helena Johnson


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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Industrial Evolution Begins as PRIMITIVE RACE Signs With Metropolis Records Supergroup Announces Forthcoming EP and Album


Industrial Evolution Begins as PRIMITIVE RACE Signs With Metropolis Records
Supergroup Announces Forthcoming EP and Album

March 10, 2015 – Rising from the sonic milieu and emerging as an entirely new species unto themselves, industrial rock supergroup PRIMITIVE RACE will make their long awaited debut on Metropolis Records. Long In The Tooth is an industrial Battle Royale “versus EP” opposite genre heavyweightRaymond Watts’ PIG, available on all formats from June 19, 2015.  ‘PIG vs. PRIMITIVE RACE’; Long In The Tooth features nearly 50 minutes of music – served up with the grinding urgency of roots Industrial – and with an evolutionary cadre of conspirators in tow.  The EP features remixes by an all-star cast of deviants, including: Praga Khan (Lords of Acid); Graham Crabb (Pop Will Eat Itself); Mary Byker (Gaye Bikers on Acid; Pigface; Apollo 440); AK1200; Bells Into Machines; Army Of The Universe and Mark Brooks (Warlock, Pinchers; Foreskin 500; Night Club).

Conceived by bassist, impresario and Lords Of Acid manager/executive producer Chris Kniker; PRIMITIVE RACE features regular appearances from Graham Crabb (Pop Will Eat Itself), Erie Loch (LUXT, Blownload,  Exageist), and Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy, Tricky, Gary Numan).
  That core is joined by an all-star cast of contributors including Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry, Danzig), Dave “Rave” Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy, Jakalope), Kourtney Klein (Combichrist, Nitzer Ebb), Mark “3KSK” Brooks (Warlock Pinchers, Foreskin 500, Night Club), Josh Bradford (RevCo, Stayte, Simple Shelter), Diggie Diamond (Foreskin 500), and more!

Launched under a veil of secrecy in 2013, PRIMITIVE RACE is poised to take their place among other industrial rock titans with the release of Long In The Tooth, and will follow with a late Summer release of their debut album.  PRIMITIVE RACE is ready to seep forth from the primordial stew of nearly two years’ evolution, and aims to take the past, present, and future of industrial with them.

More information and pre-orders available at Metropolis Records here: http://bit.ly/1Gzfemy
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Cash Cash - “SURRENDER”

CASH CASH UNVEIL BRAND NEW “SURRENDER”  VIDEO



FEATURING A CONTEST-WINNING VOCALIST DISCOVERED THROUGH STARMAKER + A STRING SECTION CURATED WITH SUPPORT FROM THE GRAMMY U: LOS ANGELES CHAPTER!



“SURRENDER” NOW ASCENDING TOP 40 ON BILLBOARD’S “POP SONGS” CHART



Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkw5cTK-YRg


"We really wanted to give back to the fans and people who cover our songs by running this contest.  It was the least we could do to let them know we're watching all their videos. It means the world that they care enough about us to cover our music."-- JP Makhlouf (Cash Cash)



Cash Cash has announced details of a new version of their current hit single, “Surrender” (Big Beat Records). The acclaimed dance outfit recorded the all-acoustic rendition earlier this year in Los Angeles, accompanied by vocalist, Alice Lee, who was chosen via StarMaker’s “Sing With Cash Cash” promotion, as well as a full string section–including one student from GRAMMY U, which premiered on Teen Vogue.



From its inception, this single has showcased Cash Cash's relentless drive to promote undiscovered talent and push the boundaries of artist/fan interaction. Building on this, the trio partnered with StarMaker to run a nationwide talent discovery competition to help launch “Surrender” and give fans a new way to engage with their music. Singers from across the country competed to record their best covers of the hit single using StarMaker’s mobile platform, for the once in a lifetime chance to be featured in this exclusive acoustic performance. The winning artist, Alice Lee of Chicago, IL, was personally selected by Cash Cash for this unprecedented opportunity.



“Surrender” is currently ascending the Top 40 on Billboard’s “Pop Songs” chart, fuelled by heavy rotation on such high profile outlets as SiriusXM Hits 1 and New York City’s ever-influential KTU. In addition, the track is a Top 20 favorite on the “Hot Dance/Electronic Songs” tally, and a Top 10 smash on the “Dance/Mixshow Airplay” ranking. The official “Surrender” companion video which premiered on Nylon is also scoring major play at MTV and Fuse; alongside a striking interactive version–powered by Interlude–which premiered via Buzzfeed.



“Surrender” has also garnered Cash Cash some of best notices of their already acclaimed career. Entertainment Weekly declared the track to be “original, infectious, vibrant” while Idolator praised Cash Cash’s “winning formula of hearty female vocals that float over a throbbing, synth-laden beat.” “(‘Surrender’) catches the ear immediately,” raved Earmilk, “light, bubbly, interesting and just screams ‘radio hit’ right off the bat.” Dancing Astronaut waxed rhapsodic over “Surrender,” applauding its “melodic plateau surrounded by…tantalizing vocals.”



Cash Cash has also taken the electronic pop scene by storm with their vibrant remixes, energetic DJ sets, and chart-topping club hits like 2014’s RIAA gold certified breakthrough, “Take Me Home (Feat. Bebe Rexha).” The New York-based trio – Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf, and Samuel Frisch – is currently putting finishing touches on their hugely anticipated Big Beat Records debut album, slated for release later this year. An exclusive “Meet Cash Cash” interview can be viewed now at Complex TV.



“Take Me Home (Feat. Bebe Rexha)” – included on 2013’s Big Beat Records debut, “OVERTIME EP” – made a top 25 splash on Billboard’s “Dance/Electronic Songs” while topping the Mediabase Dance Chart and earning major airplay at CHR/Pop radio outlets nationwide. The track’s companion video – directed by DJay Brawner (Ed Sheeran, Panic! At The Disco) – has garnered close to 15 million YouTube views.



The “LIGHTNING EP” followed in 2014, highlighted by the single, “Lightning (Feat. John Rzeznik),” co-written by the iconic Goo Goo Dolls frontman. The track also reaped rave reviews, with Dancing Astronaut celebrating it as “an infectious radio smash destined for inspiring festival-sized sing-a-longs throughout the summer.”



Named “Best Break-Through Artist (Group)” at last year’s International Dance Music Awards, Cash Cash made waves by producing and co-writing Krewella’s hit “Live For The Night,” has unleashed a string of extraordinary remixes for such blockbusters as Katy Perry’s “Birthday,” Bruno Mars’ “Treasure,” Calvin Harris’ “Let’s Go (Feat. Ne-Yo),” and Lady Gaga’s “Marry The Night,” as well as Big Beat labelmates Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” and Icona Pop’s “All Night,” the latter of which reached #1 on The Hype Machine. In addition to the trio has traveled nearly non-stop in recent months, lighting up crowds at headline club shows, Budweiser’s “Made In America” Tour, support sets alongside Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Krewella, Tiësto, and Zedd, and countless international festivals like Lollapalooza, EDC NY, Nocturnal Wonderland, Firefly Music Festival, TomorrowWorld, and Stereosonic.



For more, please visit www.cashcashmusic.com, soundcloud.com/cashcash, facebook.com/cashcash, twitter.com/cashcash (@cashcash), instagram.com/cashcashmusic,  www.youtube.com/cashcashmusic, and www.wearebigbeat.com.



About StarMaker Interactive

StarMaker is the music talent platform for the digital age, and provides the technology that drives the next generation of talent and content. A vertically integrated rights-based digital music network, StarMaker fosters music content creation, curation and consumption plus talent discovery and promotion across multiple platforms. With licensing deals with all of the major music publishers, StarMaker works closely with labels including Atlantic, Columbia, Island Def Jam, Hollywood and RCA.  The company has also partnered with The Voice, American Idol, Universal Pictures and Philips Electronics, among others to provide fans and talent with the most engaging music experiences. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.starmakerstudios.com.



Tour Dates:

3/26 - Miami, FL  -Big Beat Party @ Delano Beach Club
3/27 - Miami, FL - Cash Cash Miami Royalty Party @ Cavalli Lounge
3/28 - Miami, FL - Ultra Music Festival
4/4 - Melbourne, AU - Prince Bandroom
4/5 - Adelaide, AU - HQ Complex
4/10 - Townsville, AU - Full Moon Down Under
4/11 - Sydney, AU - Marquee
4/17 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Fable Club
4/18 - Surabaya, Indonesia - M1 Super Club
4/25 - Atlantic City, NJ - MIXX Nightclub
5/1 -  Boston, MA  - Royale
5/5 - Osaka, Japan - Electrox Beach Osaka
5/6 - Makuhari Beach, Japan - Electric Zoo Beach Tokyo
5/8 - Singapore, Singapore - Zouk Club
5/9 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Zouk Club
5/15 - Shanghai, China - Linx Club
5/16 - Chuncheon, South Korea - World DJ Festival 2015
5/25 - Las Vegas, NV - Marquee Dayclub - Read the full story at UnRatedMagazine.com