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Lach and Friends Playing Edinburgh This Friday

At Henry’s Cellar Bar
(8 Morrison Street, Edinburgh)
On Friday July 20. Mark Your Calendars.
Admission is only £5. Age limit: 18+.
Show starts at 7pm. Lach hits at 9pm (but get there early for the openers, they are all fantastic!)

Hey All

I will be previewing my Edinburgh Alternative Fringe show, ‘Up The Anti!’ this Friday at Henry’s. featuring songs from all my past releases, unrecorded stuff, weird stories with a “humorous edge”. In other words a good ol’ Lach gig!
Candythief: Candythief is the musical persona of Diana De Cabarrus. Diana first emerged with a Fence Records release in 2005 and by 2007 was voted second best female act (after Bjork and before PJ Harvey) in the Is This Music? year end poll. Her songs have been heard on BBC Radios 1, 2, 6 and BBC Scotland and she’s shared the stage with everyone from Razorlight to King Creosote.
William Douglas: Brilliant Edinburgh songwriter. Feature act on the upcoming Song by Toad Records release ‘Lach’s Antihoot’.
Lee Patterson: A guitar slinging, roots songwriting force of nature also to be featured on the soon to be released Antihoot CD!  -Lach

Upcoming Lach shows:

July 20 – Edinburgh – Henry’s Cellar Bar
August 2-25: Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Lach’s one-man show, Up The Anti! at The Hive Weds-Sats at 8pm
Lach’s Antihoot at The Counting House Ballroom nightly midnight -2am.
September 6 – Leicester – Yorkshire House
September 8 – Nottingham – Guitar Bar
September 9 – Portsmouth – The Cellars
September 11 – London – 12 Bar Club
September 14 – Porth – The Factory
September 15 – Liverpool Lomax
September 16 – Lancaster – Yorkshire House

Country Thunder 2012 is sold-out!


Due to Dry Weather Conditions, a Burn Ban in Effect for Festival;
New Shuttle Service Offers Transportation To and From Festival Grounds

Country Thunder 2012 Twin Lakes Easton Corbin, Big Kenny, Jason Aldean

Twin Lakes, WI (July 17, 2012) – With only a few short days to go, Country Thunder is ready to roll into Wisconsin and kick up some serious dust. Festival organizers are pleased to announce Country Thunder is a complete sellout! The premier country music festival, to be held in Twin Lakes, Wis., this weekend (July 19-22), will feature performances by some of today’s hottest country artists, including Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Steve Holy, Easton Corbin, Hunter Hayes, Wade Bowen and more. Country Thunder 2013 renewals currently available. Visit or call (866) 802-6418 to reserve tickets today.

Currently, Kenosha County is under dangerous fire conditions therefore until further notice, OPEN FIRES ARE BANNED. *Propane grills are currently still allowed, but not charcoal. Fireworks or careless use of smoking materials at Country Thunder is strictly prohibited. Please pack accordingly.

Country Thunder is also excited to have Lake Geneva Hotels and The Brat Stop in Kenosha, Wis., on board. They will be providing patrons with a shuttle service to and from festival grounds.  Shuttle service from the Lake Geneva Hotels is available only through a hotel stay combo package. The Brat Stop in Kenosha will be offering a shuttle service twice a day for $20 round trip. For scheduling and purchasing information as well as a list of nearby hotels, visit and go to the information tab.

Kick off your cowboy boots and strap on your dancing shoes for Electric Thunder, a new attraction for patrons featuring electric music brought to you Friday, Saturday and Sunday night by DJ Du from 10:30pm to 2am. Don’t miss Electro Country Shine Thursday night from 10:30pm to 2am. Electro Country Shine is a private after party, but a limited amount of passes will be available day of show only, no advance passes will be sold. In addition, this year’s festival boasts asling shot thrill ride and over 50 food and merchandise vendors

Campers can load in starting Wednesday, July 18th at 9am and gates will close promptly at 10pm. Front gate hours are Thursday-Sunday 9am-10pm CST.

Country Thunder Main Stage Line-Up:
Thursday, July 19
5:30 —  6:30 PM          Sara Jean Kelley
7:00 –  8:30 PM          THE FARM
9:00 — 10:30 PM         Big & Rich with Special Guests Cowboy Troy & Bradley Gaskin

Friday, July 20
1:00 –  2:00 PM          The Roys
2:30 –  3:30 PM          The McClymonts
4:00 –  5:00 PM          Wade Bowen
5:30 –  6:30 PM          Steve Holy
7:00 –  8:30 PM          Luke Bryan
9:00 – 10:30 PM         Jason Aldean

Saturday, July 21
1:00 – 2:00 PM           Matt Stillwell
2:30 – 3:30 PM           Casey James
4:00 – 5:00 PM           Aaron Lewis
5:30 – 6:30 PM           Easton Corbin
7:00 – 8:30 PM           Dwight Yoakam
9:00 – 10:30 PM         Blake Shelton

Sunday, July 22
1:00 – 2:00 PM           Charlie Worsham
2:30 – 3:30 PM           Thomas Rhett
4:00 – 5:00 PM           Hunter Hayes
5:30 – 6:30 PM           Neal McCoy
7:00 – 8:00 PM           Brantley Gilbert
8:30 – 10:30 PM         Toby Keith

Twiztid & Kottonmouth Kings Join Forces for “Kaos & Kronik” Tour

Twiztid & Kottonmouth Kings 2012 tourThis spring, two of the biggest acts in the underground will come together to wreak havoc on the road for one of this year’s hottest tours. The stars have come into alignment as Psychopathic Records’ Twiztid and Suburban Noize weed smokers the Kottonmouth Kings will unite for the “Kaos & Kronik” Tour with special guests Blaze Ya Dead Homie and Big B.

“Psychopathic Records and Suburban Noize have been allies in the underground for a decade, but this is the first time Kottonmouth Kings & Twiztid have come together on a national tour,” says Kottonmouth’s Brad X. “We asked Big B and Blaze to join us on this tour to help bring the thunder and ensure every show is pure insanity.”

See below for the full tour schedule, and stay current on all things Twiztid by visiting and following them on Twitter.

Apr 13 – Kansas City @ Midland Theatre
Apr 14 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
Apr 15 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Apr 16 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth
Apr 18 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
Apr 19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
Apr 20 – Mount Clemens, MI @ Emerald Theatre
Apr 21 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
Apr 22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Apr 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Apr 24 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
Apr 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Apr 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
Apr 28 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Apr 29 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Apr 30 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
May 03 – Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
May 04 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 05 – Clearwater, FL @ Gaoline Alley
May 06 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
May 07 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
May 09 – Little Rock, AR @ Jaunita’s
May 10 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
May 11 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
May 12 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
May 13 – El Paso, TX @ Buchanan’s Event Center

Twiztid Only Dates
Mar 31 – Las Vegas, IL @ The Extreme Thing, Desert Breeze Park

The 13th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos Tickets on Sale Now

Gathering of the Juggalos 2012 sale

The 13th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos has been announced, and tickets to the one and only ‘Juggalo Island’ are available now at the event’s official website,  The music festival, curated by Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records, will take place August 8th-12th in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois at The Hatchet Landings (AKA Hog Rock), and will feature performances by Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, ABK, Boondox, Mike E. Clark, and many other acts to be announced.

Ticket packages for the Gathering include a five (5) ticket deal, a combo pack, a Big Balla Campsite pass, and more.  Regular admission tickets for the festival are also available. For more information on Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records, please visit their official websites, Facebooks, and Twitters, which are provided below, and keep an eye on for the full line-up.

Official Sites:!/psychopathic

Rock legends Def Leppard and Poison to perform at Red Rock Casino Amphitheatre

Red Rock Casino Resort Spa Las Vegas logoRock legends Def Leppard and Poison to perform at Red Rock Casino Amphitheatre 

Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 7 p.m.

Tickets On Sale – Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 10 a.m.

LAS VEGAS – March 13, 2012 – One of world’s most iconic rock bands, Def Leppard, will return to Las Vegas with Poison and special guest Lita Ford, for a performance at the Red Rock Casino Amphitheatre at Red Rock Resort on Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m.

Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria. Most recently, the band released their first live album Mirror Ball: Live & More last summer, which rose to the top 20 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. The album captures the group’s legendary concert experience, bringing together live versions of classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages,” Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin” and will feature their soon to be released single, “It’s All About Believin’.”

This event is produced by Live Nation. Tickets are $29.50, $49.50, $59.50, $79.50, $125.50 and $149.50 and will go on-sale Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto or through Ticketmaster at702.547.5300 or logging onto Guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Up-to-date tour and ticketing information can be found at

About Def Leppard

With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard–Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)—continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past thirty years the band’s concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them an institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide

About Poison

Poison, one of rock’s most enduring bands, has been one of the music industry’s top acts, with multi-platinum album sales and sold out tours since first bursting onto the scene in 1986.  The success of the band’s recent album releases and tours shows that Poison is as potent 26 years after the release of their debut album, Look What The Cat Dragged In, as ever. Poison’s Bret Michaels (lead vocals, guitar), C.C. Deville (lead guitar, vocals), Bobby Dall (bass) and Rikki Rockett (drums), have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and charted twelve Top 10 hits. Throughout Poison’s career, the band’s members have enjoyed collaborative and solo successes from the stage to screen. Bret has branched out as a solo artist, a successful run as a reality star, businessman and activist. His most recent solo release, “Custom Built” shot to Number One on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Album chart. A lifelong diabetic with a serious commitment to the cause, Bret donated his $250,000 “Celebrity Apprentice” prize to diabetes research, earning him the honor of being a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. 

About Lita Ford

After becoming the lead guitarist of the all-female rock band The Runaways at the age of 16, Lita Ford established herself as a solo artist with the albums Out for Blood and Dancin’ on the Edge. Ford’s most successful album, Lita, achieved platinum certification and featured a string of hit singles, including “Kiss Me Deadly,” “Back To The Cave,” In and Out of Love,” which was co-written by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crüe, and “Close My Eyes Forever,” a duet with Ozzy Osbourne that reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Ford is scheduled to release her eighth studio album in 2012. 

About Red Rock Resort
Named by Condé Nast magazine as one of the world’s best new hotels in their 2007 Hot List issue, Red Rock Resort is one of Las Vegas’ premier off strip luxury resorts located 10 miles west of the Strip. The resort features more than 800 guest rooms and suites, a 25,000 square foot spa and adventure spa program, 10 restaurants, a spectacular pool area, movie theatres, bowling at Red Rock Lanes and a full array of gaming. To learn more about Red Rock Resort, please call (702) 797-7777 or visit

The 5th Annual ROCKAPALOOZA Festival, Presented by Monster Energy Drink, Announces Full Line-Up

Rockapalooza 2012 PosterDoors Open at 10am on June 23rd, 2012 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Jackson, MI! 

The 5th annual ROCKAPALOOZA festival, presented by Monster Energy Drink, is pleased to announce the full line-up for this year’s festival. This year’s Monster Energy Stage features headlinersPuddle of Mudd, and opening acts SalivaRehabRed Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Emphatic. The second stage includes Wayne StaticWoe Is MeRiven (formerly Motograter), RotationSore Eyes, and Ghosts of August. ROCKAPALOOZA is also sponsored by the National Guard, Verizon Wireless, Budweiser, and Q106 FM.

The advance price of tickets for this year’s ROCKAPALOOZA is $30, while day of show tickets cost $35. All children under the age of 10 are admitted free, and the event is ALL AGES. This year, Jam Heads Party Deck passes are just $100 and include half off discounts on beer and food, free Monster Energy Drink, a meet and greet with Puddle of MuddRehab, and Sore Eyes, and features a shaded area with seating. For regular attendees, Budweiser is offering $1 drafts from 10am-12pm. Doors open at 10am.

The festival will also host a free pre-party concert on Friday, June 22nd at the fairgrounds featuring headliners Trapt and openers Sore Eyes. The free concert is also ALL AGES and doors open at 6pm.

Bands that have performed at ROCKAPALOOZA in the past include SevendustCrossfade,OTEPMushroomhead, Silverstein, Smile Empty Soul, and more. Past hosting and appearance duties have gone to Pauly Shore, Big Black and Bam Bam of MTV’s Rob & Big, and Big Cat from MTV’s Fantasy Factory. Last year, over 8,000 people attended the festival.

You can purchase tickets online now at!

See below for the full listing of headliners and openers:

Main Stage Nationals on Monster Energy Stage:

Headliner: Puddle of Mudd
We Came as Romans
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

2nd Stage: National Guard Stage
Wayne Static
Woe Is Me
Riven (Formerly Motograter)
Sore Eyes
Ghosts of August
Other opening bands include:
It Lies Within
Lifeline Revolution
Ballz Deluxe
Blind Reflection
Second Season
Breaking Paradox
Distant Decend
Throwing Gravity
Blackened Earth
Thee Unknown
Fall of Eleven
The Elder Beer Men
Myths and Legends
Circus Asylum
Seeking Seven
Hollow Drive
Fire in the Sky
Violet Void
Beyond the Shadows
Barefoot Breakdown
Nothing More Than This
The Sunset Villians
The Getbye
Nation of Wealth

Featuring special guest host and bartender Dennis Haskins (known as Mr. Belding of “Saved by the Bell” fame).

For more information about the 5th annual ROCKAPALOOZA festival, please visit:

Country music sensation Lonestar to take the stage at Silverton Casino Hotel

silverton casino las vegas logo

Friday, March 23, 7 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Show
Tickets on-sale – TODAY
Tickets are $30
Tickets are available for purchase at Silverton Casino Hotel Box Office or online at

LAS VEGAS – February 22, 2012 – Country music sensation Lonestar to take the stage at Veil Pavilion. The five guys who became the chart topping band formed in Tennessee in 1992 and have been making waves with their powerful music ever since.

Lonestar played its first show in 1993 at Backstage Pass in Nashville, Tenn. The band sparked the interest of a booking agent, who added them to his schedule and they hit the road touring soon after.

The band landed its first record deal with BNA Records in 1994, after which they released their self-titled debut album that included the Top-Ten hit “Tequila Talkin’.” The hits just kept coming with 1997’s “Amazed” featured on Lonely Grill, then I’m Already There peaked at No. 1 on the Country Albums chart in 2001.

They have continued to release chart topping albums, such as 2006’s Mountains and 2010’s Party Heard Around The World, both of which landed on The Billboard 200.

The beloved group celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with the release of a new album and a world tour, which began with a performance at the International Festival of Country Music at the Wembley Arena on Feb. 26.

This country group is sure to amaze audience members with their breathtaking vocals and heartwarming song lyrics.

About Silverton Casino Hotel

Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse and Mexican-inspired Mi Casa Grill Cantina. In addition to the 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with over 2,000 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of City search® 2008 awards. Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit

Las Vegas’ Imagine Dragons Release Interscope Debut EP

Imagine Dragons Continued Silence EP

After releasing three independent EPs and making a name for themselves on the West Coast live circuit, quartet Imagine Dragons released their debut EP Continued Silence this week on KIDintheKORNER/Interscope Records (iTunes). To celebrate, the band will perform at the Viper Room in Hollywood on February 22nd followed by dates at SXSW Music Festival.

Hailing from Las Vegas, the quartet harnessed the restless energy of “the city that never sleeps” with two EP’s in 2009 — Imagine Dragons and Hell and Silence — earning a string of local accolades including “Best Local Indie Band 2010” by Las Vegas Weekly and “Best CD of 2011” by Vegas Seven magazine for their third independent EP It’s Time. The first single from Continued Silence, “It’s Time,” takes its name from that release and is available now as a free download via TuneCore or the band’s Facebook page.

Augmenting their studio recordings, Imagine Dragons — which is Dan Reynolds (vocals), Wayne Sermon (guitar) Ben McKee (bass), Daniel Platzman (drums) — have brought their epic, larger-than-life live show to stages across the country, from headlining clubs and festivals to opening for such indie notables as Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Hot Chip, Nico Vega (whom they toured with in Fall 2010), and The Temper Trap, as well as for such major acts as Weezer and Interpol.  The band will debut their new material at a handful of upcoming shows and at SXSW Music Festival in March.

The songs on Continued Silence are just a taste of what’s to come from Imagine Dragons, who combine their synth-laden rock sound with the hip-hop sensibilities of producer, Alex Da Kid (Eminem, Rihanna). The alchemy that results when these creative forces get together is nothing short of explosive.  Recently signed by Alex Da Kid to his label KIDinaKORNER/Interscope REcords, the band is now working on tracks for their debut album.

Meet the band and get a preview of “It’s Time” in a new behind-the-scenes video from a recent photo shoot, and keep checking for updates from the road and news on the recording of their full-length release.

Don’t miss IMAGINE DRAGONS on the road:

February 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
March 2 – Las Vegas NV @ Hard Rock
March 3 – Provo UT @ Velour
March 14-18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW!/Imaginedragons

FitzGerald’s Nightclub Live Schedule and Ticket Updates

FitzGerald's Nightclub LogoFitzGerald’s Nightclub

Thursday, February 16:
Jon Dee Graham plus Jon Langford, 8 pm, $15 TW (Roots/Rock)
Friday, February 10:
Becca Kaufman Orchestra, 9 pm, $12 TW (Pop/Rock/Dance)
Friday, March 2:
Malone Brothers, 9 pm, $15 TW (Roots)
Thursday, March 15:
Tab Benoit, 9 pm, $20 TW (Cajun/Blues)


Friday, January 27:
Rico, 9 pm, $10 TW (Rock)
Saturday, January 28:
Otis Clay, 9 pm $15 TW/advance tickets [Blues/Soul]
Friday, February 3:
C.J. Chenier, 9 pm, $15 TW (Zydeco)
Saturday, February 4:
C.J. Chenier, 9 pm, $15 TW (Zydeco)

Saturday, February 11:
This Must Be the Band (Talking Heads Tribute), 9 pm (Rock/Tribute)
Sunday, February 12:
Leon Redbone, 7 pm, $20 TW (Jazz/Blues)
Friday, February 17:
Joe Ely with Go Long Mule, 9 pm, $20 TW (Roots/Rock)
Saturday, February 18:
Joe Ely plus The Kevin Gordon Band, 9 pm, $20 (Roots/Rock)
Monday, February 20:
Jambalaya Cook-Off with Roddie Romero and the Hub-City All-Stars, 8 pm, $15 TW (Zydeco)
Friday, March 9:
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones plus Kristi Rose and Fats Kaplin, 9 pm $20 ADV/TW, $25 day of show, (Roots/Rock)

Drake Saturday Night at the Bing Bar During the Sundance Film Festival

Bing Presents Comedy With Aziz Ansari And A Drake Performance At The Bing Bar - 2012 Park City

Saturday night at the Bing Bar, Drake fans anxiously waited almost three hours for a private performance. The Grammy-nominated rapper was severely delayed due to the blizzard that took over the Sundance Film Festival these last couple of days. Despite avalanches, road closures and plane delays, Drake finally made it to the Bing Bar and gave an epic performance that shut the house down. As the crowd waited, “Parks and Recreation” star Aziz Ansari performed some stand-up, sarcastically talking about his surprise at a rapper not being on time. The crowd was unruly as Ansari tried to get things started which led to Cuba Gooding Jr. storming the stage to get the crowd to calm down and listen. Drake finally took the stage around 1am, performing his hits and “Crew Love” for the first time ever on stage. Celebrities in attendance included: Quincy Jones, Ryan Kwanten, Jesse Williams, Will Forte, Aubrey Plaza, Donald Faison, Angela Kinsey and Aaron Paul.

Photo Credit:  Bing/Bing Bar

Due to overwhelming demand, Aaron Lewis announces third Las Vegas performance at Red Rock Resort

Red Rock Casino Resort Spa Las Vegas logoDue to overwhelming demand, Aaron Lewis announces third Las Vegas performance at Red Rock Resort 

Tickets on-sale on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 10 a.m.

LAS VEGAS –Following sold-out performances at Aliante Station on Jan. 21 and Green Valley Ranch on Jan. 28, Aaron Lewis has announced a third Las Vegas performance, taking place on Sunday, Jan. 29 at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort. Las Vegas native, weekly Red Rock Resort headliner and former Velvet Revolver lead singer Franky Perez will open the show.

Tickets are $49 and $65 plus tax and applicable fees and go on sale Thursday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto or through Ticketmaster at702.547.5300 or logging onto 

About Aaron Lewis

Aaron Lewis blends heavy metal with soulful melodic rock, sensitive lyrics and an emotionally vulnerable image. After recording their first album Tormented in 1996, Lewis’ band, Staind, reached No. 1 in 2001 on The Billboard Hot 200 chart with Break The Cycle and again in 2005 with Chapter V. Through the band’s success, Lewis has shined as a solo act, rocking mainstream radio with “Outside,” a live collaboration with Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst during the 1999 Family Values Tour, which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Main Stream Rock Tracks in 2001. He has continued to release albums and tour, both with Staind and solo. Lewis’ latest solo effort is the country album, Town Line.

Eve to Adam dish on new single “Reach”

Eve to Adam Banquet for a Starving Dog

New York rockers, Eve to Adam, have recently released a new webisode for their next single, “Reach,” which is off of the band’s album Banquet for a Starving Dog, released in 2011. The clip features lead singer Taki Sassaris dishing on the truly inspirational meaning behind the track, “If you’re given one more chance, how deep would you dig inside yourself to do everything you can to realize a dream?” “It’s really a song about fighting for your dreams.” The clip can be seen here:

The band will be playing a headlining show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom this Saturday, January 7th. Tickets can be purchased at or Official after party will be held at Tammany Hall, Lower East Side.

Since the release of Banquet for a Starving Dog the band have been receiving critical success. Artist Direct called the album a “21st century call-to-arms for rock ‘n’ roll that nods to the genre’s genesis while laying a foundation for the future.” AOL described the band’s sound as “high-energy melodic rock with gigantic choruses,” and calledBanquet for a Starving Dog their “strongest effort to date.”

To stay current with all things Eve to Adam visit their Official Site and Facebook.

Porcelain Black Naughty Naughty R3hab Remix

Porcelain Black Naughty Remix

Porcelain Black - Naughty (R3hab’s Pacha NYC 6AM Remix) by R3HAB

Dutch house DJ R3hab has taken the opportunity to put his own spin on Porcelain Black’s latest single “Naughty Naughty,” which climbs the Billboard Dance/Club chart this week to #13. R3hab’s ‘Pacha NYC 6AM’ mix takes Porcelain’s naughty, heavy club track and cranks the volume to high.

R3hab, who has provided remixes for the likes of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, LMFAO, and Rihanna, often gets spins by DJs as notable as David Guetta, Tiesto, and Swedish House Mafia. His “Naughty Naughty” remix is streaming now on his official Soundcloud.

Be sure to grab the original “Naughty Naughty” now on iTunes, and visit Porcelain Black’s official siteFacebook and Twitter.

Official Site:

Richard Marx Shares His Stories With Billboard

Richard Marx has stories to tell in more ways than one. The veteran hit maker recently sat down to share memories about his number 1 hits “Hold On To The Nights,” “Right Here Waiting,” and “Satisfied” as part of a new video series from Billboard to celebrate reaching 1,000 No. 1 songs on its Hot 100 chart. “I just write songs that I’m proud of, that I like, that I want people to hear,” explains Marx, “I’ve never had the experience of either phoning it in or thinking, ‘Ooh I’ve got a smash here.'”

Marx, who has also written hit songs for Keith Urban, N’Sync, and Luther Vandross among others, will further celebrate his legendary career with his upcoming solo release, Stories to Tell, a collection of his greatest hits, acoustic versions, and live tracks that will also include a DVD of Marx’s recent performance at the famed Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. The deluxe album, currently available exclusively at Walmart and Richard Marx’s online store, will get a wide release on February 7th.

Visit Richard’s official site for more details, and be sure to enter his special iPad giveaway

Official Sites:

Blink-182 Release Behind The Scenes Video



Blink-182 are taking fans on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of their latest video for their second single, “After Midnight.” The video follows the story of young, troubled lovers in a psych ward who break free for an unforgettable night together. “It’s that idea of one person trying to help another person to live life,” explained director Issac Rentz. “It’s almost like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in that they have this one night to have a great time together.” Be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes video exclusively on AOL Music now.

For more information on Blink-182, check out the band’s official site,, as well as, their Facebookand Twitter pages. Pick up Blink’s new album, Neighborhoods, available on iTunes and in stores everywhere now.

Guinevere Has Dates with Nick Carter

GuinevereAccording to both the Mayan, and the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the year of the Guinevere!! She is ready to take the pop world by storm as she gears up to hit the road with both an extensive US Tour opening up for Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, while also headlining the 1st leg of her national club tour with dates at clubs in San Francisco, LA, San Diego, and Las Vegas.

Guinevere will be supporting her latest single, “Crazy Crazy,” which is already being heard on over 40 influential pop stations across the country, and thanks to a powerful set of remixes (Dave Aude, DJ Escape, and DJ Kue) package, “Crazy Crazy” is rocking the dance floors while barreling up the Billboard Club Play chart at #22 this week with the highest debut from a previously uncharted artist.

Be sure to check out the video for “Crazy Crazy,” and head to to purchase tickets for the tour.


Club Dates:

1/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Crib
1/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Eleven
1/14 – San Diego, CA @ Club Eden
1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Krave

Nick Carter Tour Dates:

1/30 – Nashville, TN at Cannery Ballroom
1/31 – Charleston, SC at Music Farm
2/02 – New York, NY at Irving Plaza
2/03 – Baltimore, MD at Rams Head
2/04 – Philadelphia, PA at Trocadero
2/06 – Boston, MA at Paradise Rock Club
2/07 – Huntington, NY at The Paramount
2/08 – Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock
2/10 – Pontiac, MI at Crofoot Ballroom
2/11 – Chicago, IL at House of Blues
2/12 – Columbus, OH at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

Rich Robinson Announces Spring Tour

Rich Robinson group
“Through a Crooked Sun” relies on textures, all unveiled at a measured, mature pace.” – All Music Guide
 “Like the best solo albums, it delivers something he couldn’t have done with his day job. Moreover, at its best, it’s genuinely moving: a journey through depression and heartbreak that’s painful but never morose.” –
NASHVILLE, TN – Rich Robinson announces a 16-day tour in support of his latest solo record, Through A Crooked Sun. The tour stars in Nashville and ends in New York.
Through A Crooked Sun is Rich’s second solo album after much success as a co-founder of the Black Crowes.
Rich’s band will consist of Joe Magistro (drums), Brian Allen (bass) and Steve Molitz (keyboards).
Tour dates:
3/1/12 @ Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
3/2/12 @ Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GA
3/3/12 @ Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY
3/4/12 @ Mountain Stage – Charleston, WV
3/7/12 @ Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN
3/8/12 @ Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
3/09/12 @ Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
3/10/12 @ Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
3/11/12 @ Ninth Ward – Buffalo, NY
3/13/12 @ Carnegie Hall – New York, NY (The Music of The Rolling Stones at Carnegie Hall)
3/14/12 @ The Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ
3/15/12 @ TT at the Bear’s Place – Cambridge, MA
3/16/12 @ World Cafe Live – Downstairs Philadelphia, PA
3/17/12 @ Red Palace – Washington DC
3/18/12 @ Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
3/19/12 @ Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
•Amy LaVere supports on all dates except 3/4, 3/13 and 3/14.

Creed to perform at the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

Friday, May 11, 2012, 9 p.m.
Tickets On Sale – Friday, Jan. 13 at noon
Tickets are $59, $69 & $79, plus any additional service fees

To purchase tickets, please visit the Pearl Box Office, call 702-944-3200, visit any Ticketmaster location, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit

LAS VEGAS – January 4, 2012 – Due to overwhelming response Grammy winning rock giants Creed have announced additional U.S. tour dates including a date at the Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 9 p.m.

The band will be performing their blockbuster albums My Own Prison and Human Clay in their entirety along with hits from their albums Weathered and Full Circle. The performances will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for Creed fans to see the band perform in an intimate setting.

“I’m excited that we will be able to turn these initial select few shows into a full fledged tour! It means a lot to us that our fans wanted more shows and we look forward to performing these albums for them,” said front man Scott Stapp.

2012 marks the 15-year anniversary of Creed’s debut blockbuster album, My Own Prison, which has sold more than 6 million copies to date. The follow-up, 1999’s massive global hit Human Clay has sold more than 11 million copies to date and features the rock radio mainstays “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher.”

For information on pre-sales and VIP packages, visit

This event is produced by Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation. Doors at the Pearl will open at 8 p.m. and show time is 9 p.m. The Pearl Box Office is open daily from noon until 7 p.m. with extended hours on select event days. The Pearl is sponsored by Citi and is now on Twitter. Please follow @PearlatPalms for concert announcements and event information.


Jan. 14 – Lisa Lampanelli; $49.50 & $59.50
Jan. 20 – ShoBox: The New Generation featuring Ramos VS Rigondeaux; $25 & $50
Jan. 29 – Miss Nevada USA 2012 hosted by Shanna Moakler; $30, $55 & $80
Feb. 18 – Trey Songz with guest Big Sean; $59, $69, $79, $89 & $99
April 5 – Kelly Clarkson; $69, $79, $89, $99 & $154
May 11 – Creed; $59, $69 & $79

About the Pearl
The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest seating area being a mere 120 feet from the stage, the Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top quality sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, the Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. For more information, please visit

Shinedown Unveil “AMARYLLIS”


Shinedown Bully Cover

Atlantic recording group Shinedown has announced the upcoming release of their much anticipated new album.  “AMARYLLIS” will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on March 27th, 2012.

“AMARYLLIS” will be heralded by the eagerly awaited new single, “Bully.” The track is Shinedown’s first new music since seeing all six singles from 2008’s “THE SOUND OF MADNESS” go to #1 on the rock radio chart.  Today, “Bully” impacts at multi-format rock radio outlets nationwide while also going on sale at all DSPs.  “AMARYLLIS” will be available for pre-order beginning January 17th via  A series of bundles will be on offer, featuring an array of exclusive extras – full details will be announced shortly.

Shinedown frontman Brent Smith explains:  “I’ve always seen Shinedown as its own entity – this living thing that’s been growing and developing and evolving over the past 10 years.  During the recording, the vision of what Shinedown is and where it’s going became completely clear.  ‘AMARYLLIS’ is the manifestation of that vision, the centerpiece of what Shinedown is.  It reflects on everything we’ve done and where we’re heading.  It’s a message of empowerment, perseverance, and inspiration that I think speaks to fans that have been with us since the beginning as well as those who are just learning about who we are and what we’re about.  I can’t wait for the world to hear it.”

Recorded at Cavallo’s Lightning Sound studios outside of Los Angeles and a pair of Hollywood landmarks, Ocean Way Recording and Capitol Studios, “AMARYLLIS” sees Shinedown joining forces once more with multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day), who previously collaborated with the band on 2008’s record-breaking “THE SOUND OF MADNESS.”  That album proved Shinedown’s mainstream breakthrough, debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 before spending 120 consecutive weeks on the chart.

“THE SOUND OF MADNESS” made rock music history, with each of its six singles reaching #1 on the airplay rankings.  Among them are such hits as “Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom),” “Devour,” “The Sound of Madness,” “The Crow and The Butterfly,” the gold certified “If You Only Knew,” and the double-platinum certified crossover smash, “Second Chance“ – all of which rose to the top of the airplay charts, marking a genuinely stunning streak of rock radio classics.

Shinedown supported “THE SOUND OF MADNESS” with a wide range of live TV appearances, including performances on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Today Show, CBS’ The Early Show, and the 2010 NHL Awards show.  In 2009, the band received an American Music Award nomination for “Best Alternative Rock Band.”

Shinedown’s unprecedented ascendancy over multi-format rock radio initially began with their RIAA platinum certified 2003 debut “LEAVE A WHISPER” and its gold certified 2005 follow-up, “US AND THEM.”  Together, both albums yielded seven consecutive top 5 radio hits, including “Fly From the Inside,” “45,” “Simple Man,” “Burning Bright,” “Heroes,” “I Dare You,” and of course, the #1 blockbuster, “Save Me,” which dominated Active Rock radio for a remarkable 12 successive weeks.

Shinedown is: Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and Eric Bass (bass).

For further news and information, please visit

First Friday Downtown Las Vegas: Artists Appearances, Special Art Installations and New Hours

Get Involved!

The Theme of First Friday Las Vegas to Kick Off the New Year

With new winter hours, an expanded footprint in the Arts District down 3rd Street, a new Fremont East location in “Get Back Alley” and an open call to action, First Friday Las Vegas is ready to move full steam ahead for 2012

First Friday Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – January 2, 2012– First Friday Las Vegas continues to grow with more artwork, galleries, entertainment and events at the popular outdoor festival, which brings thousands of locals and visitors to Downtown Las Vegas. The next First Friday Las Vegas takes place Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. (January – March hours).

For 2012, the team at First Friday Las Vegas encourages everyone to Get Involved! Attend the event, volunteer to help make it all happen, present your art, submit to have your band perform and shop the night away as you support the ever-growing network of art, galleries, entertainers and vendors.



Location: Casino Center just north of Colorado Ave.
Art Style: Emerging and established artists, arts, crafts

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Kids Zone will feature an exhibition of interactive art for kids featuring re-positionable wall TANGRAM graphics and special guest appearance from acclaimed digital artist Yiying Lu, creator of the ‘TWITTER FAIL WHALE’ as well as the ‘YES VEGAS’ ad campaign seen on billboards across the city. Other activities will include the ultimate video game extravaganza as kids can experience the ‘Game Truck of Las Vegas.’

5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Two stages with live music and DJ performances. Golden Nugget Main Stage located on Casino Center just south of Colorado Ave. The Lyon’s Den Stage located on 3rd Street just south of Colorado. Both programmed from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. with 10 different live bands and DJ performances.

Location: Get Back Alley located just north of Fremont Street between 6th and Las Vegas Blvd.
Art Style: Urban and street art

Activities: Deriving its name from the long-running and hugely successful DJ funk and soul dance party held every First Friday, Get Back Alley is the newest part of the First Friday expansion to Fremont Street East. The project involves the recruitment of local arts collective/at-risk youth advocacy nonprofit Push Forward. Under Push Forward’s direction and volunteer force, the group will transform the alley behind Downtown Cocktail Room, The Griffin, Beauty Bar and Le Thai into a phantasmagorical arts hallway.

This area will include live murals, street art, live music and performance arts demonstrations. Esoteric Jazz, alternative hip-hop, reggae and rock steady music will help set the tone for the evening. Also slated for the space is an interactive stop motion animation project involving colorful characters set in a surrealist desert landscape designed by painter Orlando Montenegro.

Live bands and DJ performances programmed in Get Back Alley from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.

5 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Shuttle service will run from 4:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
There will be ample free parking as well as $5 parking lots.*
*If you park in unauthorized parking areas, you may be subject to towing.

The Stratosphere parking garage; shuttle runs to the Arts District Hub
City Hall Garage (Stewart and Las Vegas Blvd.); shuttle runs to the Arts District Hub
Clark County Government Center; shuttle loops to the Arts District Hub as well as Fremont Street East.

For more information on First Friday Las Vegas, please check back on the website or on the facebook page


First Friday Las Vegas has been a mainstay of arts and culture in downtown Las Vegas for nine years. In 2011, just shy of the October nine year anniversary, the arts and culture festival welcomed a new ownership group, First Friday Las Vegas, LLC, comprised of executives Tony Hsieh, Fred Mossler and Steve Hill, as well as downtown developer Andrew Donner and marketing executive Joey Vanas. The outdoor event features several areas throughout Downtown Las Vegas that showcase artists of all calibers and genres, supplementing with live music, food and other celebratory events.

Behind the Scenes with Scott Weiland

Making of “Winter Wonderland”

In a handful of brand new behind-the-scenes clips, Scott Weiland sits down to share his inspiration behind his Christmas album The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, as well as the techniques behind the making of the video for “Winter Wonderland.”

Scott Weiland Discusses “White Christmas”

In one clip (above), Weiland discusses “White Christmas” and shares about how he first recorded the song on cassette tapes in the early 90s as gifts for his family: “My family members said that that was the best Christmas present that they had ever had.”  In a separate ‘Making Of’ clip for the “Winter Wonderland” video, the director revealed that they used old camera filters from the 50s to get that “glowing look,” and to create a genuine, vintage feel to compliment the song.

Grab the album in time for Christmas – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is available in stores and online at iTunes and Amazon. For more on the release, visit

Merry Christmas from JoJo!

JoJo surprised fans with a Christmas treat this week, releasing a remake of the holiday classic, “The Christmas Song.” “I wanted to give this to you guys because I’m so grateful for your support,” says JoJo in a special video message with the song, which is streaming now on Youtube.

Fans can also head to for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at JoJo’s tour bus and her life on the road. For more info, visit her official website, Facebook and Twitter.

Michael Schenker “Temple Of Rock” US Tour 2012

Michael Schenker “Temple Of Rock” – US Tour 2012 (Featuring Robin McAuley)
Launches February 15 in San Francisco

Michael Schenker, a true purveyor first-class hard guitar rock, released the aptly titled “Temple of Rock” on October 11 on CD, digital formats, and vinyl. He will now be touring with Robin McAuley in support of the album…

Tour Dates:

02.17.12 – PORTLAND, OR – DANTES
02.24.12 – CORONA, CA – MARQUEE 15
02.28.12 – TBA
03.03.12 – DETROIT, MI – HARPOS
03.15.12 – TBA
03.17.12 – DALLAS, TX – TREES
03.18.12 – TBA
03.20.12 – TBA
03.21.12 – TEMPE, AZ – CLUB RED
03.22.12 – LAS VEGAS, NV – VAMP’D

The list of Schenker’s successes is extensive… As a young man he lent his very special sound, together with his brother Rudolf, to the Scorpions, which later made the band one of the first real international hard rock stars from Germany. In the 70s, he similarly helped the British rock legends U.F.O. to their definitive breakthrough, turning songs like “Rock Bottom” or “Doctor, Doctor” into hits everyone knows.

In 1980, it was time for him to form the first band of his own… The Michael Schenker Group, or MSGfor short. Some of the world’s best musicians were asembled, cavorting with founding members such as Gary Barden, Don Airey or Simon Phillips. Not forgetting that no one less that Roger Glover from Deep Purple manned the production console for the first record. Since then, the three letters MSG have become a synonym for honest, hand-crafted and impelling premium hard rock.

Now, after extensive touring, and following a well-earned rest, Schenker has returned with his group to add a new jewel to his creative work. Names such as Pete Way, Wayne Findlay, Neil Murray and Chris Slade still represent the highest of standards and get aficionados’ heartbeats racing. One of the biggest treats is his collaboration with the former Scorpions drummer, Herman “the German” Rarebell, as well as his beloved brother Rudolf. And yet the list is even longer with Doogie White (former member of the Rainbows), Super drummer Carmine Appice and Elliott Tichy. However the one name missing in 2011 is Gary Barden. Michael Voss, the new vocalist, is more than “just” a replacement. The experienced producer and singer showed just what he is capable of during the last MSG tour.

Schenker says:

“The Temple of Rock is within me where I create since I was introduced to the amazing invention of the distorted Guitar which is for me the most enjoyable and the best possible way to express myself. The Rock Guitar Sound that I fell in love with, mostly expressed as Lead break, is what I have nurtured and treasured all of my life. Combined with the infinite spring from within and the amazing musicians around me I keep expressing an ongoing development of my Art(Being). With Temple of Rock I am entering a new stage of my life, a new level of existence enjoying life more than ever, reaping the joy of all sorts of developments from the past.

Also, it seems to me that collectively, with true expressive makers of Rock Music, we have been building the external Temple Of Rock for many years and have now come to the point of putting on the roofing and celebrating the almost completion of the Temple. All generations of this period are meeting all over the world on one stage it seems celebrating an Era of ‘Hand Made Rock’ which will never be the same again due to invention of new technology but of course New Temples and New Wonders will arise to enjoy expressions in new ways.”

Die Antwoord’s “TEN$ION” Set to Release 2/7/2012

Die Antwoord tension cover

Johannesburg (SA)…Die Antwoord will release their sophomore album, TEN$ION, on February 7th, 2012. The follow-up to their 2010 debut, $0$, the zef rap-rave crew also plans to hit the States for a U.S. tour beginning February 9 in Philadelphia.

Die Antwoord came together in 2008 in South Africa and consists of Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek. Their debut album,$O$, was first made available February 2010 as a free download on their official website, and the band launched their first music videos, “Enter the Ninja” and “Zefside” on DIEANTWOORD.COM. That month DIEANTWOORD.COM received over 41 million hits and the server broke.

TEN$ION was recorded and produced in South Africa by DJ Hi-Tek with additional production by Ninja. TEN$ION ispresented by ZEF Records, in association with Good Smile, and distributed globally by Downtown Records and COOP Music, Die Antwoord se rympies sal jou fokken kop skop.


02.09.12 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
02.10.12 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
02.11.12 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

02.12.12 – Washington D.C. – 930 Club
02.14.12 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre

02.15.12 – Chicago, IL – Metro

02.18.12 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
02.19.12 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
02.22.12 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

02.20.12 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market

02.22.12 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
02.24.12 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
02.25.12 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Beach Boys Announce New Album and 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour


Legendary Band’s Golden Anniversary CELEBRATION to Include a New Capitol Album

And Commemorative Catalog Releases, a Major International Tour and More!

The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion and albumHollywood, California – December 16, 2011 – The founding members of The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary bands in popular music history, will reunite for a global 50th Anniversary CELEBRATION in 2012. Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks will come together for a new studio album and commemorative catalog releases with Capitol/EMI and a 50-date international tour to begin in April with a headlining performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (“Jazz Fest”) as well as other exciting events to be announced.

Brian Wilson says, “This anniversary is special to me because I miss the boys and it will be a thrill for me to make a new record and be on stage with them again.”

Mike Love says, “We got together at Capitol Records and re-recorded ‘Do It Again.’  Brian and I wrote that song which went to number 1 in Great Britain, Australia and elsewhere some 44 years ago.  Brian paid me a compliment saying, ‘How can a guy sound that great so many years later?’ Later on, while working out some harmonies on a new song Brian had written, I got a chance to return the compliment.  It was a thrill to be around a piano again with Brian, Alan and Bruce and experience firsthand the brilliance of Cousin Brian’s gift for vocal arrangements. I am very much looking forward to David Marks joining us and thrilling with his surf guitar licks. Music has been the unifying and harmonizing fact of life in our family since childhood. It has been a huge blessing that we have been able to share with the world.  Wouldn’t It Be Nice to Do It Again?  Absolutely!”

Al Jardine says, “The Beach Boys were recently inducted into the California Hall of Fame. From our humble beginnings as brothers, cousins and friends, we have been honored to sing the praises of California, and I’m really excited for our fans to be able to see us again in concert on the world stage, and to celebrate our 50th anniversary together with a new studio album.”

Bruce Johnston says, “I will be looking forward to singing Brian Wilson’s melodies and Mike Love’s lyrics once again in concert with many of the original band members, but imagine what we all could come up with vocally in a recording studio atmosphere under Brian’s musical direction.”

David Marks says, “I’m really looking forward to celebrating this important milestone in The Beach Boys’ history with the other guys, and with Capitol Records – where it all began 50 years ago. It means a lot to me that we can all reunite and pay tribute to the fans who have kept the music alive.”

The Beach Boys have already recorded several songs for their new album, to be released in 2012 by Capitol/EMI, with more tracks to be recorded before its completion. The as-yet-untitled album, the first to feature all of the band’s surviving original members in decades, is being produced by Brian Wilson and executive produced by Mike Love.

The Beach Boys and Capitol/EMI have also teamed up for a 50th Anniversary campaign spotlighting the band’s entire catalog, with several new commemorative releases planned for 2012, including a new hits collection and a career-spanning box set.

Roger Faxon, CEO of EMI Group commented: “It’s no exaggeration to say that The Beach Boys are one of the greatest and most loved bands that the world has ever produced, and true American icons. We are incredibly proud to take this next step with them as our partnership enters its fiftieth year, and I can’t wait to see the band back together doing what they do better than anyone else.”

Colin Finkelstein, COO of EMI Music North America said: “We’re honored to continue Capitol/EMI’s historic partnership with The Beach Boys as they celebrate their fiftieth anniversary.  The Beach Boys bring the best of California’s sun and surf culture to people all over the world with their music, and we’re really looking forward to working with the band on the new album and commemorative catalog releases – a real CELEBRATION of fifty years!”

Quint Davis, producer/director, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival says, “It’s an honor to present the original Beach Boys reunion at Jazz Fest 2012. Hosting the greatest artists of our era has always been the primary mission of Jazz Fest, and certainly The Beach Boys are unsurpassed as an iconic American musical and cultural institution. Every spring Jazz Fest is the number-one destination for good vibrations and fun, fun, fun; on April 27th, when The Beach Boys reunite on our biggest stage, it’s going to feel like a thrilling homecoming for everyone lucky enough to be there. We’re all looking forward to experiencing the magic and the joy.”

Founded in Hawthorne, California in 1961, The Beach Boys were originally comprised of the three teenaged Wilson brothers: Brian, Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and school friend Al Jardine. In 1962, neighbor David Marks joined the group for their first wave of hits on Capitol Records, leaving in late 1963, and in 1965, Bruce Johnston joined the band when Brian Wilson retired from touring to focus on writing and producing records for the group. For five decades, America’s first pop band to reach the 50 year milestone has recorded and performed the music that has become the world’s favorite soundtrack to summer.

The Beach Boys signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The album spent 37 weeks on the Billboard chart, launching the young group known for its shimmering vocal harmonies and relaxed California style into international stardom. The Wilson/Love collaboration resulted in many huge international chart hits, and under Brian Wilson’s musical leadership, the band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes, making The Beach Boys America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.

In 1966, The Beach Boys were one of the first bands to found its own record label with the launch of Brother Records, Inc. (BRI), with the band’s members as its shareholders and Capitol Records as its distribution partner. BRI continues to manage The Beach Boys’ intellectual property, including the band’s catalog with Capitol/EMI and other label partners, as well as its name, logos, image and likeness.

The Beach Boys continue to hold Billboard / Nielsen SoundScan’s record as the top-selling American band for albums and singles, and they are also the American group with the most Billboard Top 40 chart hits (36). ‘Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys’ is fast approaching triple-Platinum sales status, and ‘The SMiLE Sessions,’ released to worldwide critical acclaim in November, has been heralded as 2011’s #1 Reissue of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, The Beach Boys are an American institution that is iconic around the world.

Black Stone Cherry Announce Headlining Tour

Black Stone Cherry logoNEW YORK, NY (December 16, 2011) – Kentucky’s Black Stone Cherry is hitting the road next year with a series of headline dates beginning February 1, 2012 in Libertyville, IL.  Black Stone Cherry has had an amazing year following the May 31, 2011 release of Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea, an album Classic Rock Magazine just named #4 of “Albums Of 2011” in which they declared it “…one of the most important albums of 2011.”

Produced by Howard Benson (Theory of a Deadman, Daughtry, Three Days Grace), Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea has spawned three Rock radio hits to date. The first single “White Trash Millionaire” peaked at #11 at Rock radio while the second single “Blame It On The Boom Boom” was top 20; their third and most recently released single “In My Blood” is currently #33 on the Rock charts and climbing.

Black Stone Cherry’s music has also been all over TV with their songs most recently being heard on ESPN during NASCAR and on ESPN’s Monday Night Football and in the film “Abduction” starring Taylor Lautner, Maria Bello, Sigourney Weaver, and Alfred Molina.  The track also appeared on the soundtrack, released on Epic in September.

Black Stone Cherry is comprised of vocalist Chris Robertson, guitarist Ben Wells, bassist Jon Lawhon and Drummer John Fred Young.

TOUR DATES AS FOLLOWS (Cavo to support):

Wed     Feb-01              Libertyville, IL                            Austin’s
Thu       Feb-02              Ft. Wayne, IN                            Pierre’s
Fri        Feb-03              Dayton, OH                               McGuffy’s
Sat       Feb-04              Independence, IA                      Impalla Ballroom
Mon      Feb-06              Pittsburgh, PA                          Stage AE
Tue       Feb-07              Allentown, PA                           Crocodile Rock
Thu       Feb-09              Baltimore, MD                           Ram’s Head Live – First Floor Only
Fri        Feb-10              Jacksonville, NC                        Hooligan’s Music Hall
Sat       Feb-11              Parkersburg, WV                       Yellowbeards
Mon      Feb-13              Winston-Salem, NC                   Ziggy’s
Tue       Feb-14              Johnson City,TN                        Warehouse
Thu       Feb-16              Birmingham, AL                         Zydeco
Fri        Feb-17              Lafayette, LA                            The Station
Sat       Feb-18              Shreveport, LA                          Riverside Warehouse

Kid Rock to Perform Two Shows at the Intimate House of Blues Las Vegas



Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, 9 p.m.


Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, 9 p.m. 

Tickets On Sale – Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.

Tickets start at $104, plus any additional facility and/or service fees 

kid rock photo

LAS VEGAS – December 14, 2011 – Kid Rock returns with two special, intimate shows at House of Blues Las Vegas on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 and Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. Both shows are at 9 p.m. House of Blues Las Vegas is located inside Mandalay Bar Resort & Casino and these are 21 years of age and older shows. Doors are at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $104, plus any additional fees, and go on sale this Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.

Kid Rock released his 8th studio album, Born Free, in November 2010 which included an eclectic mix of guest appearances, including Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Bob Seger, T.I., James Hetfield and more. The album, produced by legendary Rick Rubin, featured a mix of superstar musicians in addition to the artist collaborations.

Rick Rubin and Kid Rock, as friends, have spent many hours talking about their respective histories – starting in hip-hop, crossing into and creating new territories – as well as the need for a great new American classic rock record that challenges the field. Born Free is in part the result of those conversations – an album that is meant to be played from start to finish.

Kid Rock’s previous release, Rock ‘N Roll Jesus (2007), debuted at #1 and stayed on the charts for 100 weeks, becoming the biggest selling Rock album of 2008. His hit single “All Summer Long” reached #1 in eight countries and provided Kid Rock the opportunity to expand his huge touring base outside of America. He hosted the CMT Awards and has performed at events ranging from the Grammy awards, VMAs and EMAs to Hip Hop Honors and the CMAs. He has performed for and visited troops overseas numerous times, and remains one of entertainment’s most vocal supporters of our soldiers abroad. At the same time he has been expanding his philanthropic efforts through his own Kid Rock Foundation.

To purchase tickets, please visit: House of Blues Box Office inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino; any Ticketmaster Retail location (located in select Smith’s Food and Drug locations, Macy’s stores and Ritmo Latino); online at or; or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 (Ticketmaster). For information regarding VIP concert seating or for more information on this show, future concerts, late night events and the world-famous Sunday Gospel Brunch, please call the HOB Box Office at 702-632-7600 or visit For VIP Seating Packages at House of Blues featuring priority seating with VIP amenities, call 1-888-MY-LN-TIX or Follow us on Twitter @hoblasvegas.

In Photos: Metallica’s 30th Anniversary Show

Metallica with Marianne Faithful

In August, Metallica Club members around the world were able to enter a lottery for a chance to purchase tickets to all the Fillmore shows at a cost of $19.81 for a four-pack of tickets to all of the shows.  Single show tickets were $6.  All four of the shows immediately sold out.

Last week, Metallica welcomed these fans from around the globe to join them in the celebration where there were no repeats in the set lists for the four night stand, aside from the established show closer of “Seek & Destroy,” playing close to 80 different songs.  Each night at the Fillmore was hosted by comedian Jim Breuer and opened by the Rebel Souls Brass Band performing Metallica songs.  This was followed by fan club winners invited on stage to play “Crash Course Trivia” and “Name That Riff” games where they were able to win exclusive 30th anniversary prizes and memorabilia.

Metallica with Ozzy OsbourneMetallica also invited many special guests relevant to their 30 years to the stage to perform with them.  The list of guests included Apocalyptica, Armored Saint, Geezer Butler, John Bush, Bif Byford, Jerry Cantrell, Nick “Animal” Culmer, Glenn Danzig, Death Angel, King Diamond, Diamond Head, Marianne Faithfull, Lloyd Grant, Rob Halford, Ray Haller, Pepper Keenan, Kid Rock, Laaz Rockit, John Marshall, Jim Martin, Mercyful Fate, Ron McGovney, Dave Mustaine, Jason Newsted, Ozzy Osbourne, Rebel Souls Brass Band, Lou Reed, Bob Rock, Gary Rossington, and Hugh Tanner.  Each night the finale featured all the evening’s guests joining the band on stage to perform “Seek and Destroy.”

This week, Metallica will release the Beyond Magnetic EP featuring four previously unreleased songs, which will be available exclusively on iTunes in North America for one week.  After that week, the songs will be available from digital retailers.  Around the world, it will be available on iTunes and other digital retailers. These four songs were originally released as a gift to Metallica’s Metallica Club members to enjoy immediately after the band played them.

“During the Death Magnetic album sessions in 2007 and 2008, we originally recorded 14 songs.  When it came time to pick the songs for the final album, we decided on 10 songs that you’ve all come to know over the last three years,” said the members of Metallica.  “Some of you may have heard bits and pieces of those other songs on ‘Mission Metallica’ (remember ‘Mission Metallica’?!) or heard rumors about them during the recording process, and wondered, ‘What ever happened to those other four songs???.’  We kept them in the vault and decided to pull them just for this special celebration, so here are the four leftover tracks from the Death Magnetic sessions.  They are ROUGH mixes, unfinished to their original degree of mixing from March ’08.  These four songs were released as gift to our closest fans, the members of our Fan Club, to enjoy.   Now they’re being made available to you.”

1.              Hate Train
2.              Just A Bullet Away
3.              Hell And Back
4.              Rebel Of Babylon

Metallica’s 30th anniversary celebration ended late Saturday night with drummer Lars Ulrich telling fans to listen for news to come in mid-January 2012 about something very special coming in June.

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Grammy-Winning Songwriter Richard Marx Releases New Holiday EP

Richard Marx the Christmas EP coverNow Marx is resurrecting his solo career with the release of The Christmas EP, a five song set of holiday classics like “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night,” “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” and “Alleluia,” plus a new track, “Christmas Spirit,” which can already be heard in Hallmark’s 2011 Holiday promo spots.  This will lead up to the February 7th wide release of Stories To Tell, his new deluxe album featuring acoustic versions and original recordings of his greatest hits.  Stories To Tell also includes a live DVD, recorded at the legendary Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London.

For more information on Richard and his amazing career, visit The Christmas EP is available via his website and through all digital retailers, with physical copies available via Amazon’s Disc on Demand program.

Official Sites:

Graffiti6 is Headed On Tour with Augustana

graffiti6Currently on the road in the U.S. supporting Latin singer-songwriter Ximena through December, Britain’s Graffiti6 have announced that they will perform on the Rachael Ray show on December 19th as they continue to tour Stateside throughout January and into February with SONY recording artist Augustana. The tour—in support of  their upcoming Capitol Records debut album Colours, which will be released on January 24th, 2012—kicks off January 17th in Anaheim, CA, and criss-crosses the U.S. before wrapping up on February 7th in Atlanta. Please see below for all upcoming dates.

The group will perform their hit single “Free” on Rachael Ray on December 19th.  Currently Top 15 at AAA radio “Free” was the most added song in its first week at the format. The single has now been added to over half the AAA panel in just 8 weeks. Currently in rotation at such influential stations such as KLLC and KFOG in San Francisco, KINK in Portland, KBCO in Colorado, KRVB in Boise, WYEP in Pittsburgh, KKXT in Dallas and KUT in Austin, “Free” was also “Pick of the Week” in USA Today, which praised the track’s “melodic bassline and singer Jamie Scott’s exquisite falsetto breaks.” The video, which was shot in downtown Los Angeles is in rotation at mtvU and can be seen on VEVO here:

Graffiti6 — a collaboration between singer-songwriter Jamie Scott and songwriter-producer TommyD were praised in a five-star review of Colours from London newspaper The Independent raving that the album—a mélange of pop, psychedelia, R&B, and British Northern Soul—is “an assured debut album that sparkles with invention and throbs with emotion”.

The seven-track “Free” EP is currently available. It includes the radio and stripped-down versions of the title track, acoustic versions of “Lay Me Down,” “Annie You Save Me,” and “Stone In My Heart,” a cover of Fleet Foxes’ “Blue Ridge Mountains,” and a brand-new song, “Foxes.” Graffiti6’s songs have been heard on Grey’s Anatomy, Covert Affairs, CSI: NY, One Tree Hill, and the MTV series Teen Wolf. MTV has also featured the group in its Freshmen 5, Artist to Watch, and Push campaigns.

Graffiti6 on tour with Ximena:
12/07     Chapel Hill, NC                     Local 506
12/08     Richmond, VA                      The Camel
12/09     Baltimore, MD                     Sound Stage
12/10     Annapolis, MD                      Rams Head
12/11     Philadelphia, PA                   World Café Live
12/13     New York City, NY                Rockwood
12/14     Boston, MA                           T.T. The Bear’s Place
12/15   Portland, ME                           Empire Dance & Dine
12/17     Buffalo, NY                           Ninth Ward
12/18     Pittsburgh, PA                       Club Café
12/20     Columbus, OH                      The Basement
12/21  Lexington, KY                           Cosmic Charlie’s
12/22     Chicago, IL                            Schubas Tavern

Graffiti on tour with Augustana:
01/17     Anaheim, CA                         House of Blues
01/18     Los Angeles, CA                    El Rey Theatre
01/19     San Francisco, CA                 Great American Music Hall
01/21     Seattle, WA                           The Crocodile
01/22     Portland, OR                          Doug Fir Lounge
01/24     Salt Lake City, UT                  Club Sound
01/25     Denver, CO                            Bluebird Theater
01/27     Minneapolis, MN                    Varsity Theater
01/28     Chicago, IL                            Park West
01/30     Ann Arbor, MI                        Blind Pig
01/31     Boston, MA                           Paradise
02/01     New York, NY                        Gramercy Theatre
02/03     Philadelphia, PA                    Theatre of the Living Arts
02/04     Washington, DC                     9:30 Club
02/06     Charlotte, NC                         Visulite Theatre
02/07     Atlanta, GA                            Vinyl

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Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society will be Roasted


(New York, NY) – Get ready for a raucous night of comedy, charity and chaos!  Guitar World is proud to announce the magazine’s first-ever Rock & Roll Roast with inaugural honoree Zakk Wylde. Presented by Epiphone Guitars and sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, EMG Pickups, Revolver Magazine, Marshall Amplification, Dunlop, Eagle Rock and Samson, the exclusive event will take place at The Grove in Anaheim, California on Thursday, January 19th, 2012; a portion of all proceeds will go to the MusiCares charity. Zakk Wylde was recently named one of the 100 greatest living rock stars by Revolver Magazine.

Roastmaster Sharon Osbourne and other metal-loving luminaries such as Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Jericho, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, as well as comedy and roast veterans Jim Norton, Brian Posehn, Jim Florentine and more will all take aim at the Black Label Society frontman and guitar icon, best known for his incredible axe chops, his golden locks and his signature Bullseye guitar line. Fresh from her recent stint on the Judas Priest tour, Lady Starlight (Lady Gaga’s resident DJ) will also be on hand to serve as the evening’s official DJ.

Roastee Wylde commented, “How can they roast me? I’m a good Catholic boy…” Roastmaster Sharon Osbourne explained, ““Zakk has always called me his Mom, but I think my boy needs a good kicking.” Editorial Director of Guitar World, Brad Tolinski added, “We’re excited to kick-off this new annual event, and who better than Zakk Wylde, to be our first… victim.”

This show will kick off on the opening night of the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. This live charity event is not open to the public, but, if you want to attend and learn more about being a sponsor for this once-in-a-lifetime event and be part of a great charity and cause, please visit for more information and sponsorship opportunities.

The All American Rejects Release Video for New Track “SOMEDAY’S GONE”

Melodic pop-rock band, The All-American Rejects are returning back to the spotlight preparing to release their 4th studio album due out Spring 2012! In anticipation of the album, the band has now released a new video for the first track titled, “Someday’s Gone,” as well as made the song available as a free download. Fans can view the video on the band’s official site now. The All-American Rejects spoke about the process of creating the video explaining:

“We wanted to give fans an early candy cane for the holidays and this song is the teeth of the record. The video directed by Jon Danovic was conceived in one day and shot the next day in one take. Hope it bites you and gives you a mark.”

Season’s greetings, The All-American Rejects.

For more information on The All-American Rejects, make sure to check out their official site,, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Look for their new album dropping Spring 2012!

The Pretty Reckless’ “Make Me Wanna Die” Still Making a Splash on iTunes after Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

the pretty reckless light me up coverNearly a week after their single “Make Me Wanna Die” opened up last Tuesday’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, The Pretty Reckless is still holding strong in the top 10 on the iTunes Rock charts, after climbing to the #3 spot last week.  Their album Light Me Up has been a mainstay on the iTunes Rock section since its official release in February, and reached #11 last week.

Taylor Momsen and her band recently finished a 3 show stint opening up for Guns N’ Roses, and just returned from a North American and European tour with Evanescence. The band will head to Australia in early 2011 for a string of dates with the Soundwave Revolution Festival.

The Pretty Reckless “Make Me Wanna Die” on Victoria’s Secret’s Fashion Show:

Light Me Up is available now on iTunes. For more info on the band, visit their official site at

The Pretty Reckless “Make Me Wanna Die” Music Video

Lauren Alaina Invited To Join Jason Aldean on My Kinda Party 2012 Arena Tour

Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina has been invited to go on her first official country tour with fellow Georgia natives Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan for Aldean’s 2012 My Kinda Party Arena Tour. The 17-year-old singer/songwriter is supporting her critically-acclaimed debut album, Wildflower, and current sassy new single, “Georgia Peaches.” The My Kinda Party Tour kicks off January 20 in Greenville, SC and continues through March 24 where it wraps in East Rutherford, NJ.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Jason Aldean tour with Luke Bryan!” beamed Lauren Alaina. “I am a huge fan of both of them. I mean, if I wasn’t a part of the line up, I would want to be in the front row! I am honored that my first major country tour will allow me to share the stage with two fellow Georgia artists. That is definitely my kind of party!”

“Georgia Peaches” is currently in the Top 40 on the country singles chart and rising. Catch Alaina tonight on theAmerican Country Awards, which airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Fox at 8:00pm ET/7 pm CT.

For more on Lauren Alaina, visit her official website at