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#NEWS The Darkness to unleash a new single ‘Last Of Our Kind’ 21st August

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Having recently stormed Download with a secret set backed with a crowd of barbarians (and a 30 row strong crowd outside the tent!) The Darkness unleash a new single on 21st August.  ‘Last of Our Kind’ is the title track of their recent 4th album which entered the UK charts at No. 12 on its release in June. The song has been described as ‘part Van Halen, part Waterboys, ALL The Darkness’. It features a record-smashing choir of several thousand Darkness enthusiasts (The Darkness Army) who each contributed their individual performances using the Internet service.    The single, described by one reviewer as “(the track’s) effortlessly catchy hooks and righteous leads deliver pure rock perfection”, is a stomping rocker which demands hands be thrown in the air (when not playing air guitar on the excellent solo).

The album ‘Last of Our Kind’ has received some of the best reviews of the bands career to date with Classic Rock proclaiming it “A glorious return to form for the flamboyant rockers … they’ve only gone and made their finest album since Permission To Land” whilst Total Guitar said “Their very British blend of battle rock and classy ballads still hits the spot.”

The band have also announced a UK tour for November/December where they will entertain and astonish fans all over the country with their marvellous tunes and killer riffs.  A few UK festival spots will also warm them up nicely.

Summer:

4 July                         WICKLOW, Groove Festival (Ireland)
5 July                         WATERFORD, Daytripper Festival (Ireland)
12 July                       CHELMSFORD, Brownstock Festival
9 August                    NEWQUAY, Boardmasters Festival
30 August                  PORTSMOUTH, Victorious Festival

Winter:

30 November          NORWICH, Open
1 December            CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
2 December            NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
4 December            NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
5 December            GLASGOW, O2 Academy
9 December            LEEDS, O2 Academy
10 December          MANCHESTER, Academy
11 December           BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
13 December           BRISTOL, O2 Academy
14 December           SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
15 December           BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavillion
17 December           BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
19 December           OXFORD, O2 Academy
20 December          LONDON, Roundhouse

Tickets on sale now priced £25.00 & London £27.50 adv.
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-darkness-tickets

The Hawkins Brothers, Frankie Poullain with new drummer Rufus Taylor

The Hawkins Brothers, Frankie Poullain with new drummer Rufus Taylor

THE DARKNESSJUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/lead guitar), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass/backing vocals) and RUFUS TAYLOR (drums)

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#NEWS: Crazy Town have revealed the details for their upcoming new album ‘The Brimstone Sluggers’

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Crazy Town have revealed the details for their upcoming new album, ‘The Brimstone Sluggers’, which is set for release on 28th August via Membran/The Orchard.

Produced by Bret ‘Epic’ Mazur, it is stylistically a follow up to the band’s platinum selling debut, ‘The Gift Of Game’, which included the massive hit single ‘Butterfly’. The new album features guest appearances by Tom Dumont of No Doubt, DJ AM, Madchild and Bishop Lamont.

Spearheaded by the duo of Seth ‘Shifty Shellshock’ Binzer and Bret ‘Epic’ Mazur, Crazy Town combine hip-hop’s lyrical attitude with the grooves of an alt-rock record. This combination yielded the group a number one hit in 2001, when ‘Butterfly’ topped the Billboard 100 and helped push the band’s debut album, ‘The Gift Of Game’, to platinum status and a main stage slot at Ozzfest. The group’s follow-up, ‘Dark Horse’, was released in 2002 and included the rock hit ‘Drowning’. Most recently, Crazy Town frontman Seth Brooks Binzer (aka Shifty Shellshock) has garnered widespread attention for his appearances on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab and Sober House reality shows.

The tracklisting for ‘The Brimstone Sluggers’ is as follows:

01 – Come Inside
02 – Light The Way
03 – Born To Raise Hell [feat. J Angel and DJ AM]
04 – Ashes [feat. Tom Dumont of No Doubt]
05 – Megatron
06 – Backpack [feat. Bishop Lamont]
07 – A Little More Time [feat. Koko Laroo]
08 – Keys [feat. Madchild]
09 – Lemonface
10 – Baby You Don’t Know
11 – My Place
12 – West Coast
13 – Megatron (Alternate Version)

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#NEWS The Picturebooks announce another string of UK dates

Hailed by many as one of the best discoveries of 2015, The Picturebooks are a rock-blues-country-soaked duo consisting of Fynn Claus Grabke (vocals/guitar) and Philipp Mirtschink (drums). Based in Germany but signed to the American psych/stoner imprint Riding Easy, the boys are currently in the middle of their second US tour of 2015. They have also visited the UK twice already, wowing the crowds as support to The Answer on their April trek before returning a few weeks later to perform at The Great Escape festival plus a handful of headlining shows to promote the UK release of their new album, ‘Imaginary Horse’.

11415484_10153403461825775_5642767845835052730_oFollowing a slew of excellent press write-ups from publications as diverse as Artrocker, Blues Magazine, Classic Rock, Noisey and Trebuchet, plus radio support from stations such as Planet Rock (‘New Rock Show’) and Team Rock (‘Breaking Bands’ Record of the Week), the band have announced another string of UK dates in the early autumn. The ‘Imaginary Horse Tour 2015’ will initially visit a dozen towns plus an appearance at the Sound & Vision festival in Norwich. A further month of solid touring in mainland Europe will then be followed by a visit to Wales for shows in both the capital and another festival set at Hard Rock Hell IX.

The full itinerary is as follows :

26.09.15 SOUTHAMPTON – Lennons  http://www.seetickets.com/Event/the-picturebooks/lennons-nightclub/886698

27.09.15 ST. ALBANS – The Horn  http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/183281

29.09.15 NEWCASTLE – Think Tank  http://www.seetickets.com/Event/the-picturebooks/think-tank-/883066

30.09.15 GLASGOW – King Tuts  http://www.gigsinscotland.com/homepage.aspx

01.10.15 WOLVERHAMPTON – Slade Rooms  http://www.wolvescivic.co.uk/-/show-details/103288/THE-PICTUREBOOKS

02.10.15 MANCHESTER – Gullivers  http://www.seetickets.com/Event/the-picturebooks/gullivers/883020

04.10.15 GRIMSBY – Yardbirds  http://www.seetickets.com/Event/the-picturebooks/yardbirds-club/886481

05.10.15 LEICESTER – The Cookie  http://www.seetickets.com/Event/the-picturebooks/the-cookie/888310

06.10.15 LEEDS – The Key Club  http://lunatickets.co.uk

07.10.15 BRIGHTON – The Hope  http://www.seetickets.com/Event/the-picturebooks-the-imaginary-horse-tour/the-hope-ruin/886991

08.10.15 TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Forum  http://www.twforum.co.uk/listings/events/8-oct-15-the-picturebooks–the-imaginary-horse-tour-the-forum/

09.10.15 LONDON – Boston Music Room  http://bostonmusicroom.ticketabc.com/events/the-picturebooks/

10.10.15 NORWICH – The Mash Tun (Sound & Vision festival)  http://norwichsoundandvision.co.uk/tickets/

13.11.15 CARDIFF – Fuel Rock Club  https://orchardentertainment.ticketsolve.com/shows/873535900/events

14.11.15 GWYNEDD – Hafan y Mor Holiday Park (Hard Rock Hell festival)  http://www.hardrockhell.com/tickets.html

Recorded in the same garage where the band refurbish and repair motorcycles and choppers (both are keen bikers), ‘Imaginary Horse’ captures a raw, rich and real energy befitting the room’s natural reverb, industrial aura and spiritual spark. More importantly, it has revved up their musical career.

The new single from the album can be seen here :

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Cheers

MJx

PS. Click here for the link to an interview we did earlier on this year

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Thursday night on THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW FROM 7PM [2PM EDT / 11AM PDT]

Looking down the list of song requests for this Thursday’s show, I can’t wait to crank these babies up on the night: Nazareth, Pearl Jam, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Metallica, Def Leppard, Warrant, Black Stone Cherry, Foghat, Kings Of Leon, The Doors, Black Label Society, Diamond Head, Five Finger Death Punch, Max Webster, Foo Fighters…quality tuneage all the way!

Alice Cooper, Faith No More, David Bowie, Deep Purple, Motley Crue, Mr Big, Saxon, White Lion and Poison will get featured as they all released albums at about this time in the past.

Plus…we’ve the first previously unreleased version of a Led Zeppelin track that’s been made available for airplay from Reissue program. ‘Hots On For Nowhere’ will form part of the ‘Presence’ album bonus tracks or “companion tracks” as they now like to call them.

TCRS This ThursdayWe get to play some totally awesome box-fresh music on the show too: The latest singles from firm favourites Slayer, Fear Factory and Five Finger Death Punch, as well as those from a swathe of exciting young bands such as Citizen, Northlane, John Coffey, The Picturebooks, Screaming Eagles, Templeton Pek and Third Lung.

Join in the chat and comment on our Facebook Group and @classicrockshow during the ‘live’ broadcast. Listen links are found on the home page.

Cheers!

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#TONIGHT On The Classic Rock Show from 7pm (BST) / 2pm (EDT) / 11am (PDT)

From 7pm tonight (BST) / 2pm (EDT) / 11am (PDT) ‘The Classic Rock Show’ fills three hours with some classic cuts from bands who released albums and singles from around this week ‘back in the day’.

Expect to hear from Skid Row, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Van Halen, Megadeth, Ratt, Marillion, Judas Priest and Ozzy.

TCRS tonight

Requests that we’ve picked come from the stables of Slash (x2), Budgie, Diamond Head, Volbeat, Status Quo, Five Finger Death Punch, Soundgarden, ZZ Top, Saga, Poison, Iron Maiden, to name a few.

New music is also included – Dan Patlansky, City Of Thieves, Butcher Babies and Lamb Of God.

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#NEWS Tonight’s offerings include…

Hey everyone!

Join us later today (from 7pm BST) as we’ve some fabulous rock tuneage lined up to play for you.

TCRS tonight

Collating all of your requests has been an absolute joy: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden (x2), Saxon, Whitesnake, Status Quo (x2), Scorpions, AC/DC (x2), Motley Crue, Kiss, Q5, Ted Nugent, Steel Panther, Andrew WK, Jane’s Addiction, Marillion, Pantera, Coheed and Cambria, amongst others.

We’ll also hear some new music which comes in the shape of Northlane, Brother/Ghost, Future Shock

PLUS, some awesome blues from Joanne Shaw Taylor, Aaron Keylock, Gary Moore, as well as something from Norwich rockers Nocturna, Lita Ford, Lizzy Borden, Alice Cooper and Deep Purple, all squeezed into three hours!

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