LYNYRD SKYNYRD 'Sweet Home Alabama' 1996 Concert Out June 2

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
New York, NY (March 23, 2015)' On June 2, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd on 2CD and digital formats [Pre-book Order Date May 8, MSRP $17.98].  This classic 1996 Rockpalast concert  - released for the first time on CD - features the band performing all their classics: 'Sweet Home Alabama,' 'Free Bird,' 'Working For MCA,' 'Saturday Night Special,' 'Gimme Three Steps,' 'I Ain't The One,' and many more. A 2LP release will follow.

Lynyrd Skynyrd is the ultimate Southern Rock band. Their signature three-guitar attack coupled with superb songwriting and onstage charisma has rightfully earned them a reputation as one of the greatest live bands of all time. The original band infamously had their career cut short by a disastrous plane crash in 1977, which took the lives of three band members (vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, and vocalist Cassie Gaines) plus assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray, and seriously injured several others. In 1987, the surviving members reformed the band with Johnny Van Zant taking the place of his brother Ronnie. This concert from 1996 captures the band in top form at Rockpalast's Loreley Festival on June 23, 1996. The band line-up for this show includes Johnny Van Zant (v), Gary Rossington (g), Rickey Medlocke (g, v), Hughie Thomasson (g), Billy Powell (k), Leon Wilkeson (b, v), Owen Hale (d), Dale Krantz-Rossington (bv), Carol Chase (bv).
As a bonus, Sweet Home Alabama also includes extremely rare recordings of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd line-up. Captured at the Hamburg Musikhalle on December 5 1974, Ronnie Van Zant (v), Gary Rossington (g), Allen Collins (g, v), Ed King (g), Billy Powell (k), Leon Wilkeson (b, v), and Bob Burns (d) deliver incredible versions of 'Working For MCA,' 'Free Bird,' and 'Sweet Home Alabama.'

Sweet Home Alabama proves that Lynyrd Skynyrd's signature and sizzlin' Southern-fried sound was able to enthrall fans the world over. It is a testament to the legendary band's resilience to tragedy (which would have railroaded many other acts) and their ability to carry on and continue to rock stages with fervor and spirit.

Disc 1:
  1.  Workin' For MCA   
  2.  I Ain't The One   
  3.  Down South Junkin'   
  4.  Double Trouble   
  5.  I Know A Little   
  6.  Saturday Night Special**   
  7.  Swamp Music   
  8.  What's Your Name   
  9. That Smell   
  10. Simple Man***   
  11. Gimme Three Steps   
  12. Call Me The Breeze
Disc 2:
  1. Sweet Home Alabama****   
  2. Free Bird  
CD Bonus Tracks From Hamburg 1974:
3) Workin' For MCA  
4) Free Bird
5) Sweet Home Alabama

**Side B of 2LP format 
***Side B of 2LP format 
****Side D of 2LP format  

MIRACLE MASTER Announce New Vocalist

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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German heavy rockers MIRACLE MASTER have announced the addition of vocalist Ecki Singer (ex-SILVERLANE) to the group’s ranks. The band is working now on their sophomore album, to be released in fall 2015. Live shows with the new singer are booked for the summer.

The band commented: “We are extremely excited to announce and welcome Ecki Singer into the band as vocalist. Ecki has really been a breath of fresh air for us, his voice add more modern dimensions to our sound.”
Ecki Singer - Vocals
Aki Reissmann - Guitars
Selly Bernhardt - Guitars
Michael Vetter - Bass
Andy Minich - Drums
MIRACLE MASTER’s debut album, “Tattoed Woman“, was released in March 2014 via Goldencore Records/ZYX Music. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered by MIRACLE MASTER and Axel Heckert (Brainstorm, Symphorce).

MIRACLE MASTER is kick ass, in-your-face Hard Rock with huge balls and heavy rockin’ guitar sounds!


IMPELLITTERI: "Venom" Limited 12" Vinyl Edition Announced

Friday, May 29, 2015
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Ulterium Records are proud to announce the release of a limited 12" vinyl edition of the upcoming IMPELLITTERI album "Venom". A deal was inked with Frontiers Records and the release dates are set to May 29th for Europe and July 7th for North America. The edition is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide and includes an insert with lyrics. 350 copies comes with a standard black disc and 150 copies with a white disc.

"Venom" is available for pre-ordering at the Ulterium Records Store: http://ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com

Track listing:

Side A
01. Venom
02. Empire Of Lies
03. We Own The Night
04. Nightmare
05. Face The Enemy
06. Domino Theory

Side B
01. Jehova
02. Rise
03. Time Machine
04. Holding On
05. Rock Through The Night
06. Reach For The Sky

For more information: http://www.ulterium-records.com

ADLER Announces Select US Tour Dates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Tour News
ADLER the band led by formerr Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler announced today that they have confirmed a handful of select summer shows. These will be the band's first live performances in over two years, and the band's first ever visit to South America.
Additional 2015 tour dates are currently being secured and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Initial ADLER 2015 dates are as follows:

6/18/15 - Tailgators - Bolingbrook, IL
6/19/15 - Hat Tricks - Pekin, IL
6/20/15 - Jefferson Barracks Amphitheater - St. Louis, MO - w/ QUEENSRYCHE
7/10/15 - Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA
7/23/15 - Venue TBA - Lima, Peru
7/25/15 - Country Club Los Huancas - Huancayo, Peru
7/28/15 - Venue TBA - Cusco, Peru
8/28/15 - Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, CT

ADLER’S debut album “Back From The Dead” was released at the end of 2012 via New Ocean Media. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN) and mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, THEORY OF A DEAD MAN), the CD consists of 11 tracks, ranging from adrenaline-pumping rockers ("Back From The Dead", "Own Worst Enemy", "Another Version Of The Truth") to arena-rock anthems ("Good To Be Bad", "Blown Away") to powerful, heartfelt ballads ("Waterfall", "Just Don't Ask"). The album features guest appearances by Adler's former GUNS N' ROSES bandmate Slash and ROB ZOMBIE/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5.

ADLER is comprised of Steven Adler, frontman Jacob Bunton (LYNAM, MARS ELECTRIC), guitarist Lonny Paul (ADLER'S APPETITE), and bassist Johnny Martin (CHELSEA SMILES).

For more information, check out the band’s website: www.adlerrocks.com
Adler Facebook: www.facebook.com/adlermusic
Adler Twitter: www.twitter.com/adlerrocks

One On One With Mitch Lafon - SCORPIONS

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Russ Dwarf of the KILLER DWARFS & HAREM SCAREM'S Darren James Smith co-host. Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs. Follow Harem Scarem: @HaremScaremBand

In our first interview, James Kottak discusses the Scorpions' new album Return To Forever, their upcoming tour with Queensrÿche, his time with Warrant, the band's 'Farewell Tour', working on the much maligned Eye II Eye album, reuniting with Kingdom Come, his band KOTTAK and much more.

Visit James at: http://www.jameskottak.com and on Twitter: @JKottak

Our second interview features Barry Stock of THREE DAYS GRACE. We discuss their new singer Matt Walst (My Darkest Days), their new album Human, the challenges of being a Canadian band, playing the Heavy Montreal festival and much more.

Follow Three Days Grace On Twitter: @threedaysgrace  and visit: http://www.threedaysgrace.com/

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon


Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Podcasts & Radio

Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features interviews with legendary guitar hero Michael Schenker, Europe's Joey Tempest, Ricky Warwick (The Almighty, Black Star Riders) and Western Sand, and is now available for streaming at this link: 
In the first hour, Michael Schenker discusses the new Temple of Rock album, 'Spirit on a Mission', and selects 3 tracks which reflect the record's diversity. Michael also talks about the band's touring plans for 2015, and confirms that he would like Temple of Rock to be seen as a band in its own right, like UFO or the Scorpions.

Also in the first hour, rising UK rockers Western Sand, who supported Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock on their UK tour last December, talk about their new EP 'Cut You Down To Size', their touring plans, and their Southern Rock influences.

Part 2 kicks off with Europe's Joey Tempest, who looks at the writing and recording of their new release 'War of Kings', which the band have described as the album they always wanted to make. Joey also chooses 2 songs from 'War of Kings'

And The Almighty / Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick shares his memories of the first two Almighty albums, 'Blood Fire & Love' and 'Soul Destruction', both newly reissued in remastered form with bonus discs by Spinefarm Records. Ricky also chooses a pair of tracks from each album.

There's also new music from Whitesnake and Black Star Riders, tribute songs for Bruce Crump (Molly Hatchet, China Sky, White Rhino), AJ Pero (Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob) and Andy Fraser (Free), and tracks from Black Star Riders and The Amorettes.

You can also listen on Tuesday 24th March12:00-14:00 and Thursday 26th March 07:00-09:00 on  www.totalrock.com

For the best in Rock & Metal News check out www.metalshockfinland.com www.melodicrock.com www.bravewords.com

ROMEO'S DAUGHTER Announce April 20 Release of 'Spin'

Monday, April 20, 2015
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British AOR/MelodicRock group ROMEO'S DAUGHTER have announced a pre-order ahead of the April 20 release of their new album Spin.
The band has posted this From romeosdaughter.co.uk:
After a great weekend at HRHAOR where we played two songs from our new album Spin, we’re delighted to give you the option to pre-order a copy of it from here in our online shop. This is Romeo's Daughter’s fourth, eagerly awaited, album and is recorded by the band and produced by Craig Joiner and Ed Poole. To hear an exclusive sample of all the songs on the album go here.
The first 200 pre-orders received will be signed by us all, numbered and dated and are priced at only £11.99 each. This price is fully inclusive of all post and packaging world-wide.
We aim to dispatch the CDs so that they will land on your doorstop on the Friday 17th April prior to the official release date of 20th April 2015 (UK only). If for any reason there is any delay we’ll notify you accordingly.
Members: Leigh Matty vox, Craig Joiner guitar, Ed Poole bass, Andy Wells drums.

GOWAN 'In Kilt Tonight' Live Performance Available For Charity

Monday, March 23, 2015
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Gowan (from Styx​) - In Kilt Tonight charity concert (2013 performance) download for McDermott House Canada
Gowan: "Since one very memorable night in 1996 I’ve been hoping that a return trip to the Glenn Gould Studio Theatre in Toronto would come to be. I’m very pleased to announce that it’s happening on October 13, 2013 and the opportunity to once again perform on that incredible Steinway is something I’m very much looking forward to.
“No Kilt Tonight… Gowan Solo-Live” is the piano (and a bit of guitar) album which we recorded at the Glenn Gould on that first occasion in ’96…We’ll be “In Kilt Tonight” for the 2013 chapter. I’ll be playing a number of the most notable songs from the “Gowan” albums in the manner in which those songs were originally conceived. They will include “A Criminal Mind”, “You’re a Strange Animal” and “Moonlight Desires”.
As a member of “Styx” we continue to tour the world extensively every year. At the same time I try to set aside some part of each touring season to perform my solo “Gowan” music. From 2010 to 2012 it was great to play the ‘Gowan-Return Of The Strange Animal’ and ‘Moonlight Desires Live’ full-band shows (seven sold-out nights at the Avalon Theatre at Fallsview in Niagara Falls) and this year the Glenn Gould Studio show will be a return to a ‘Solo-Live’ performance.
I’m happy to say that proceeds from this show will go to McDermott House of Canada; McDermott House Canada focuses on Palliative and Hospice care and their future work will also bring them into the world of PTSD within the veteran community.  The first project is the renovation and expansion of the Palliative care unit located in K Wing ( Veterans wing ) at Sunnybrook Health science Centre.  This unit serves veterans, first responders and community members in the final journey of life with support, respect and dignity.

Double Stop Podcast - JEFF LaBAR

Monday, March 23, 2015
Podcasts & Radio
This week on The Double Stop is Jeff LaBar:

"Jeff LaBar (Cinderella) tells us about his early days and early bands. He explains how he got the gig in Cinderella, and the recording of Night Songs, Long Cold Winter, Heartbreak Station – and how the changing musical climate affected Still Climbing. He also discusses Tom Keifer’s vocal problems and their failed recording contract with Sony in the late 90’s. He also talks about his new solo EP One For The Road, and the recording process for it. He also shares that he’s heading back into the studio to record the follow-up for Rat Pak Records."





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