Last December, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson returned to their hometown of Seattle to stage a celebration of the season, gathering a few of their friends to join them in singing holiday classics, personal favourites and some of their own hits.
Special guests Shawn Colvin, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx and Pat Monahan from Train joined Heart for this once-in-a-lifetime concert which was taped on December 12th 2013 at the beautiful Benaroya Symphony Concert Hall in Seattle.
The Wilson sisters performed an array of holiday songs originally written by Joni Mitchell, Harry Nilsson, Bob Dylan and Sammy Hagar in their Christmas set as well as some of HEART’s favourite songs. Colvin, Hagar, Marx and Monahan provided additional vocals on the tunes and/or sing duets with Heart.
HEART & FRIENDS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ended a prolific and award-winning year in 2013 for the band, who have been enjoying a resurgence of popularity since 2010′s “Red Velvet Car”, which became the group’s first Top 10 album in 20 years. Many successful live shows and tours (including a 2011 tour with Def Leppard, and their 2013 “Heartbreaker” tour) have occurred with 2012 seeing the release of “Strange Euphoria”, a definitive career-spanning box set; the arrival of “Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll”, a best-selling autobiography; the announcement of Ann and Nancy Wilson’s Heart star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the release of Fanatic, Heart’s 14th studio album.
‘Heart and Friends: Home For The Holidays’ is released through Frontiers Records:
EU: November 7th. NA: November 10th
Papa Roach return with anthemic brand new track Warriors, the first teaser track to be made available from their brand new album ‘F.E.A.R.’ (Face Everything And Rise), due early next year.
‘F.E.A.R.’ will be unleashed on 26th January 2015, via Eleven Seven Music, and was produced by the JUNO Award winning Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Five Finger Death Punch).
Warriors will be digitally released via iTunes on 21/10/14.
Since their debut 3+ million selling album Infest, the quartet have gone on to sell over 20 million albums worldwide, picked up multiple MTV EMA and Grammy Award nominations and have garnered 7 million fans across social networks.
Papa Roach begin the touring cycle for F.E.A.R. in America this October, before travelling through Europe with In Flames, a brief stop in Japan with Slipknot for KNOTFEST, before heading to Australia for Soundwave in February 2015.
Expect further exciting announcements and more new music from Papa Roach in the very near future.
You may have seen through recent BBC announcements that the fantastic Rival Sons will be appearing this week on ‘Later… Live with Jools Holland’! They were in the studio in Maidstone yesterday sound checking and preparing for the recording. It goes out later than usual this week, so the air dates and times are as follows:
Thursday 16th October on BBC 2 at at 10pm and the full, extended version on Friday 17th October on BBC 2 at 11.35pm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04m0ksl
This is undoubtedly a huge look for such a great band so I just wanted to give you a heads up so you didn’t miss it! You’ll have to tune in to see which tracks they are performing!
There will be a single released very soon ahead of the December UK tour. Speaking of which, the support has been announced, personally picked by Rival Sons to support them – Blues Pills (see our earlier post announcing ‘Gypsy’ their new single).
Amassing a huge following at a rapid rate, the hottest property on the blues rock circuit at the moment Blues Pills have released their latest single ‘Gypsy’.
The American-Swedish-French quartet have produced their own take on Chubby Checker’s 1973 classic track, taken from their self titled album (released 25/07/14) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The self titled, 10 track LP features artwork by renowned Dutch artist Marijke Koger-Dunham, who is best known for her work with The Beatles and Eric Clapton.
Relentless road warriors, Blues Pills have toured incessantly throughout the previous years, appearing at some of Europe’s premier festivals along the way such as DesertFest, Hellfest, Sweden Rock and Roadburn.
Catch the quartet’s mind blowing live show at the following dates on their headline UK run [buy tickets here]:
Tue Nov 11th Birmingham, Oobleck
Wed Nov 12th Manchester, Star & Garter
Fri Nov 14th Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
Sat Nov 15th Hard Rock Hell, Pwllheli
Sun Nov 16th Glasgow, Audio
Tue Nov 18th London, The Dome
Blues pills will be ably supported by The Vintage Caravan and, as announced in the past few days, BlackWolf!
If you miss them on this tour, you can catch them supporting Rival Sons on their string of UK dates this December!