NEWS: Four heavy-hitters of American Hard Rock are Rated X

RATED X is an exciting and fresh new band built around the talents of four heavy-hitters of American Hard Rock. Comprising of vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), guitarist Karl Cochran (Ace Frehley), fretless-bass monster Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Whitesnake, Kenny Wayne Shepherd) and iconic drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder), RATED-X came about when Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino suggested to Turner that it was time to put together a band that could highlight his abilities in a classic Hard Rock musical environment.

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Appice was the first one who was called in to be part of it, given the long history of friendship and musical camaraderie with Turner. After a quick search, Tony Franklin soon agreed to be part of the band – thus reuniting the rhythm section that was featured in the legendary “Blue Murder” debut album. It was finally necessary to find the right guitarist and who could have been better than long time Joe Lynn Turner collaborator, Karl Cochran: a flamboyant guitar player that can masterfully handle the Arena Rock style, with a Classic Hard Rock sensibility second to none.

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Under the executive direction of Perugino and the hard work of Frontiers in-house producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Livin’ Out Loud, Voodoo Circle) songwriting demos were laid down during the last months of 2013.

With ties to some of heavy rock’s most seminal bands – Rainbow, Deep Purple, Blue Murder and Vanilla Fudge – RATED X is a modern day supergroup who can literally light up a fire in the music fans with its class and gusto, with a nod to the roots of the classic British Hard Rock sound!

RATED X are…
Joe Lynn Turner: vocals
Carmine Appice: drums
Tony Franklin: bass
Karl Cochran: guitars

Release date: EU – November 7th, NA – November 10th

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NEWS: ‘Back To The 80s’ Part 2 – Classic Rock from 1981!

We’re on it like a car bonnet this evening!

See you at 7pm.

Click here for all the info: NEWS: ‘Back To The 80s’ Part 2 – Classic Rock from 1981!.

Cheers!

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INTERVIEW: Hear Nate Bergman of Lionize giving us his thoughts ahead of LOTR2

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You would have had to have been hiding under a very large stone not to have heard that ‘Lords Of The Riff 2’ is soon to bring three of the best up and coming bands together for a tour of the UK.

LOTR 2 begins next month, November 2014, taking in Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Manchester, Colchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Stoke and London.

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Kyng, Anti-Mortem and Lionize have each worked on their craft for a good number of years – since the mid-to-late noughties – steadily growing their fan-base through the writing of great sounding music and seemingly tireless touring.

Lionize came over to the UK for the very first time earlier this year as tour support for fellow Weathermaker lablemates Clutch. The band complemented the headline act admirably, to the extent that the buzz heard coming out of the gigs was not just about Clutch, but Lionize too.

We caught up with Nate Bergman (Guitar/Vocals) to see how the band felt about returning to the UK.

Listen to the interview here:

Give ’em a Like/Follow:

Website – lionizemusic.com

Facebook – facebook.com/LIONIZEMUSIC

Twitter – @LionizeMusic

Thanks for listening!

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INTERVIEW: Listen to Slipknot’s Corey Taylor talk about new music, new masks, new stage show…

The incendiary band’s first new music in over six years, the fiercely anticipated, ‘5; The Gray Chapter’ is set for release on 20th October.
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The Classic Rock Show is pleased as punch to bring you Mr Corey Taylor! In this interview, you’ll hear him talk about the new masks, the writing process without Paul and Joey, the new stage show, new music, THAT tour with Korn in the new year.. basically everything that you want and need to know about the new Slipknot album!
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The band’s lead single from the opus, ‘The Devil In I’ has just been added to the Radio 1 Playlist and Slipknot‘s gradual creep on world domination has begun once more.  Their visually arresting, chaotic, spectacular shows often become the stuff of legend, so with all new masks and production, these events are essential!  Check out the band’s new look in their chilling video for ‘The Devil In I’:

The multi-platinum, Grammy-Award-winning, masked beast that is SLIPKNOT is set to make a long awaited return to UK arenas in January 2015 with their ‘Prepare For Hell’ tour.
Slipknot’s frontman Corey Taylor muses; “The UK has always been very special for us.  In a lot of ways, it’s where this insanity began.  So, for this tour, we decided to try and hit as many places as we could – not only England, but Scotland and Wales as well.  Technically Ireland is Europe, but we’re going there too.  We’re coming back for the people who started this for us: that would be YOU.  Prepare yourselves… Hell is coming.”
 
Dates stack up as follows:
Wed 14th Jan – DUBLIN – 3Arena, Fri 16th Jan – SHEFFIELD – Motorpoint Arena, Sun 18th Jan – GLASGOW – SSE Hydro, Mon 19th Jan – NEWCASTLE – Metro Radio Arena, Tue 20th Jan – MANCHESTER – Arena, Thu 22nd Jan – LIVERPOOL – Echo Arena, Fri 23rd Jan – LONDON – Wembley SSE Arena, Sat 24th Jan – CARDIFF – Motorpoint Arena, Mon 26th Jan – NOTTINGHAM – Capital FM Arena, Tue 27th Jan – BIRMINGHAM – Barclaycard Arena
Special guests on the tour are SLIPKNOT‘s longtime friends and musical brothers, KORN. An opening band will be confirmed in due course.
Thanks for listening!

NEWS: Heart set to release ‘Heart & Friends – Home for the Holidays’

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.

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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.

 

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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.

sm_heart-ann-nancy-01And adding to their list of awards, Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last April.

‘Heart and Friends: Home For The Holidays’ is released through Frontiers Records:
EU: November 7th. NA: November 10th

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NEWS: Papa Roach return with anthemic brand new track ‘Warriors’

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.

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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.

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NEWS: Rival Sons to appear on ‘Later…Live with Jools Holland’

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

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​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! ​

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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).

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