SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE At Your Service May 19

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE (that is, Sammy with Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson will release a live album At Your Service on May 19.
Sammy's website has this update: "Hey Redheads, The Circle live has landed! I can't tell you how excited I am to share this live release from last year's tour with everyone. It's been my favorite setlist to play, covering Montrose, Solo Redrocker, Van Halen, Led Zepplin, & Chickenfoot AND it's live as mutha!!"
Official track listing:
01 There's Only One Way To Rock  5:45
02 Rock Candy  5:54
03 Good Times Bad Times  3:26
04 Poundcake  5:57
05 I Can't Drive 55  5:08
06 Mikey Bass Solo  3:31
07 When It's Love  5:39
08 Little White Lie  4:17
09 When The Levee Breaks  8:18
10 Jason Drum Solo / Moby Dick  6:31
11 Why Can't This Be Love  4:10
12 Finish What Ya Started  4:52
13 Heavy Metal  4:39
14 Vic Guitar Solo  1:24
15 Best of Both Worlds  7:03
16 Right Now  6:10
17 Rock and Roll  3:26
18 Dreams  5:08

First Taste Of BONFIRE With DAVID REECE - "Nothing At All"

Monday, March 16, 2015
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Here's your first taste of BONFIRE 2015, with DAVID REECE out front. This track is titled 'Nothing At All', from the album 'Glorious', out April 24.



One On One With Mitch Lafon - SOTO & STYX

Monday, March 16, 2015
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Lawrence Gowan of STYX and Jeff Scott Soto of S.O.T.O. join Mitch on this episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon. WHITESNAKE's Joel Hoekstra co-hosts (and briefly discusses the band's new The Purple Album).

In our first interview, Gowan discusses the band's upcoming AXS-TV and Blu-Ray live concert event: LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAST VEGAS, the progress of the next STYX studio album, their 2015 summer tour with DEFF LEPPARD and TESLA, the battle against cancer that his wife won, the Juno awards, his involvement with select charities including The Scarborough Hospital Foundation and  McDermott House Canada (serving veterans).

In our second interview JEFF SCOTT SOTO discusses his new band S.O.T.O., his new album Inside The Vertigo, his future, his time with JOURNEY. Select quote: "S.O.T.O. is my life right now. If I have to live out the rest of my career doing somebody else's legacy - to me it would be like being in a cover band and that's just not me."

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.

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MIKE PORCARO RIP - A MelodicRock Tribute

Monday, March 16, 2015
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Mike Porcaro has left us. May he rest in peace.
As the music world collectively sighs a deep sigh for the loss of another legend, there is only one thing to do.
I’m currently cranking Kingdom Of Desire – one of my favourite Toto albums ever, but fittingly the last album to feature the rhythm section of Mike and Jeff Porcaro. They are united finally once again.
Every person hopes to leave this world with some kind of footprint that says we were here. The print Mike left was nothing short of astounding.
It is with great amazement I reflect that every single person reading this will own an album with Mike Porcaro on it. Most likely several. Dozens even for some! Just check his credits! (
I met Mike just the once – Sydney 2006 as Toto embarked on their long anticipated Australian tour. Mike was such a humble, laid back, likeable guy. All the Toto guys are first class, humble people, but Mike was far more reserved.  He just let his instrument do the talking. And talk it did…
Mike was forced to retire from playing the following year. ALS forged its way through his body, but never his spirit.
It took everything from him and took him from his band and his family. But not before Mike Porcaro left us with a musical legacy that will live on for decades to come.
To Mike’s family and friends, to Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, David Hungate and the whole Toto family, I send my condolences and my love. I know this was expected, but it doesn’t make it any easier.
So long Mike.

WITHIN SILENCE Signs With Ulterium Records

Friday, May 8, 2015
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Ulterium Records are proud to announce the signing of the melodic metal band WITHIN SILENCE to the label. Their debut album "Gallery of Life" will be released on May 8th in Europe and on May 12th in North America.

Strong musicianship and the ability to write interesting songs with memorable melodies makes WITHIN SILENCE a band to be reckoned with for years to come. Their debut album “Gallery of Life” got everything from up-tempo power metal tracks like “Silent Desire” and “Emptiness of Night” to pounding metal tracks like “The Last Drop of Blood” to epic metal songs like “Road to the Paradise”.

“Gallery of Life” will be a perfect album for fans of bands like Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius and Theocracy and fans of melodic metal in general. The artwork was created by Jan Yrlund at Darkgrove Design [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani].

Check out an album teaser for "Gallery of Life" at YouTube:

"Gallery of Life" track listing
01. Intro
02. Silent Desire
03. Emptiness of Night
04. Elegy of Doom  
05. The Last Drop of Blood
06. Love is Blind  
07. Anger and Sorrow  
08. Judgement Day 
09. The World of Slavery 
10. Road to the Paradise  
11. Outro

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SCARLETT MOONLIGHT New Single 'Live Like It Counted'

Scarlett Moonlight has just release their brand new single Live Like It Counted. The melodic rockers from Rhode Island, USA, keep pursuing their original idea of releasing single after single instead of making an album first. All their singles are available in typical digital stores like iTunes, Google Play, Spotify or Amazon.
Live Like It Counted lyrics video
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AEROSMITH To Perform At ProFootball Hall Of Fame's Inaugural Concert

Friday, March 13, 2015
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CANTON, OHIO – The 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival will feature more legends than ever before. AEROSMITH, Rock's greatest live act, will perform at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's first-ever Concert for Legends on Friday, August 7 at 8 p.m. ET. The concert will pay tribute to the legends of the Game on the eve of the Enshrinement for the Class of 2015.
"The Hall is thrilled to have legends of the music world honor the legends of the Game," shared Hall of Fame President David Baker. "AEROSMITH performing in the inaugural Concert for Legends will add even more excitement and energy to an Enshrinement Weekend that kicks off the NFL's 96th season since its birth in Canton, and the launch to Super Bowl 50."
AEROSMITH – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford – are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards, among many other honors. Their latest honors include the 2013 ASCAP Founders Award and induction, also in 2013, into the Songwriter Hall of Fame at the 44th Annual > SHOF ceremony. MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! (Columbia), the band's latest album, was released in late 2012. Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC's "Walk This Way." With scores of multi-platinum albums, AEROSMITH continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip and just push play. It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.
AEROSMITH was formed in Boston and the band members are avid New England Patriots fans.
Says Joe Perry: "Having grown up since the age of 2, born in Lawrence, Ma., 45 minutes from Foxborough Stadium and seen the franchise grow has been an amazing experience. As Aerosmith began traveling the world and became our own Hall of Famers, seeing the Patriots under the brilliant guidance of the Kraft family, we would hear the news of our hometown team winning again as we were doing a show in a far flung corner of the world and we would swell with pride and think, 'Ya those are our boys.' The fact that American Football is worldwide news, shows the intensity of the game and the impact of how you play it. On behalf of Aerosmith we would like to congratulate all of you Hall of Famers, owners, the commissioner of NFL, and of course our hometown team the Patriots. To perform this show for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Hall of Famers is truly a great honor. You only get here by playing the game with all of your heart and soul. So we look forward to honoring all of you with a show that comes from the same place."
Tom Hamilton adds: "When we started out, jocks did not hang out with long haired musicians longer than it took to beat them up.  Finally we have a meeting of the minds based on mutual respect. It'll be a great honor to be there that night."
AEROSMITH has many Gold Jackets (living Hall of Famers) who are big fans of the band. Class of 2008 Gold Jacket and former Patriots linebacker Andre Tippett will be on hand for the Concert for Legends alongside an expected 100 or more Hall of Famers and countless other NFL legends.
"Spending my whole career in New England, I was very fortunate to have opportunity to get to know Steven, Joe, Brad, Tom and Joey," noted Tippett. "I can tell you that the New England Patriots locker room, in my day, was playing Aerosmith songs like 'Toys in the Attic,' 'Sweet Emotion,' 'Livin on the Edge' and 'Walk This Way.' And today, I can honestly tell you that those same songs fill the locker room of the Super Bowl champions."
Concert for Legends tickets go on sale Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and may purchased on, by calling 800-745-3000, or at ticketmaster® retail outlets. Tickets prices: $35, $69, $99, $150 and $225.
The 2015 NFL/Hall of Fame Game between the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers is already sold out. Fans can still purchase enshrinement tickets or ticket packages that include Enshrinement, Game, & Concert tickets. Ticket packages are available online at or by calling 1-844-4HOFTIX.
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Friday, April 24, 2015
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AOR Heaven have announced their April 24 releases: the new Serpentine album “Circle Of Knives” and the re-issue of Miss Behaviour’s 2011 album “Last Woman Standing”.
The bands origins can be traced to Cardiff, Wales, where in 2007 keyboard player Gareth David Noon, original bassist Gareth Vanstone and guitarist Chris Gould were put into contact with Birmingham based singer Tony Mills, whose reputation with other melodic rock acts such as Shy and TNT made him an obvious choice for the band.
With a vast catalogue of demos, the four set about creating a collection of songs for what would become their 2010 debut album "A Touch Of Heaven". The album was produced by Sheena Sear and Mark Stuart, British Producers whose work with Magnum as well as rock icons such as Robert Plant and Phil Lynott is well known. Serpentine subsequently inked deals with German based label AOR Heaven and the Japanese label Marquee/Avalon and the album was released in March of 2010 to much critical acclaim, especially in Japan where the band hit the TOP 30 on the National ROCK chart as well as scoring a 92% review in the rock magazine Burrn!
In the summer of 2010 work began on the follow-up album, unfortunately in the December of that year, with the band geared up to return to the studio, Mills announced his departure following a heart-attack at a Norway airport but committed to finish the ‘Living & Dying in High Definition’ album with the band. Not resting upon their laurels and with live work in the offing Serpentine quickly moved to recruit Matt Black, a singer working in the rock covers band ‘Six Of The Best’ and who they felt had the stage presence and vocal range to pull off the Mills material live.
Serpentine hit the road with Black in March 2011 first appearing at a showcase in London with Houston, and later as part of a tour with Crashdiet. ‘Living & Dying in High Definition’ was released in September 2011 with sections of the press gushing that the band could well have “delivered the album of their lives”. Festivals dates at Firefest, Hard Rock Hell, Rockfest Madrid, HRH AOR and HEAT Festival in Germany followed as well as tours with Ten, Romeo’s Daughter and FM while Noon and Gould worked up musical ideas for their third album.
After having toured with Gary Hughes of Ten during the summer of 2012, the band met with him several months later in the north-west of England with their management to assess the demos they had amassed over the previous year and to iron out details of a collaboration/producer role for their next record. A year later, and with the material all but finalized, Matt Black left the band citing his will to move in a different direction musically. A few weeks later and after a period of ill health, Gareth Vanstone also bowed out. SERPENTINE quickly moved to recruit Adam Payne - a singer whose talent had come to their attention after hearing his voice on a track with his former band ‘Tidal’ - and prodigiously talented bassist Owen Crawford from ‘Triaxis’. The new look Serpentine entered Gary Hughes’ Doghouse Studio in Blackpool to record their new opus - ‘Circle of Knives’. The band had also lined up Neil Kernon to mix the record, but after a short time working together the sound emerging from the mixes were not what the band had envisaged, and so Sheena Sear who had produced and mixed the bands previous two records stepped in to finalise the mix.
Payne and Crawford made their live debuts with SERPENTINE at Planet Rockstock and a warm up date at EVI in Ebbw Vale in late 2014 and the band are now approaching a release date for their new album ‘Circle of Knives’ on AOR Heaven with live dates in 2015 kicking off with an appearance at this year’s HardRockHell AOR3 Festival in March.
Track list: 1. Season of the Witch 2. La Tragedienne 3. Forever 4. The Hardest Fall 5. Bleed 6. Where Does Your Heart Beat Now? 7. Bound By The Strings of Discord 8. Circle Of Knives 9. Such A Long Way Down 10. Suicide Days
Soundfiles in advance:
Miss Behaviour - The Biography
The story of Miss Behaviour goes back to 2004. Keyboard player Henrik Sproge and guitarist Erik Heikne were both studying Music Management at the Baltic Business School in Kalmar, Sweden, when the idea of Miss Behaviour first came up. With a great passion for 80's melodic hard rock and AOR, they decided to start the band to express their vision of how a modern rock band, inspired by the great bands of the eighties should sound.
The first Miss Behaviour songs where written in a student apartment in Kalmar in late 2004 and ended up at the 3-song EP Give us the world. Miss Behavior worked and still do with producer/technician Daniel Gese who had a career as drummer/producer with his 80’s metal/sleaze band Pole Position  in the late 80s/early 90s.
After the debut album Heart of Midwinter was released in 2006, Henrik and Erik decided to recruit the new lead singer Sebastian Roos, a quite well known singer in Sweden, with a lot of touring, TV and radio performances and Eurovision song contest on his CV. The breakthrough came with the Album Last Woman Standing, released in 2011. In spring 2011 Miss Behaviour competed in Swedish national radio with the song Till we meet again, making the première live performance with the current lineup in front of 400000 radio listeners. Joining forces with former Backyard Babies manager Michael Sundén in 2011 the band hit the roads in the UK.
Late 2011, after touring the UK with CrashDiet, the album Last Woman Standing won the ”Best AoR album of 2011” readers poll with 23% of the votes, leaving bands like Journey, Robin Beck, Work of Art and more behind. The reviews were fantastic and the album got top scores in important magazines, such as Classic Rock (UK), Sweden Rock Magazine (Sweden) and more.
UK Magazine Classic Rock picked Cynthia as one of the best tracks in 2011, and featured the song on the compilation Classic Rock Buzz. Miss Behaviour returned to the UK on the Smokehead Rocks Tour, playing another 10 dates and finished the tour with a sold out show at O2 Islington Academy in London, Oktober 12, 2011. In the middle of the song writing and recordings of the new album Michael Sundén tragically passed, in a horrible accident at venue Rock City, Nottingham. This loss took a while to recover from but finally the brand new album Double Agent  was finished and received great feedback in the press last year.
Last Woman Standing - Re-Issue
Last Woman Standing (2011) was the band’s breakthrough album. "Cynthia" was selected one of the best songs of 2011 by Classic Rock (Melodic BUZZ CD). The single "Till we meet again" premiered live in Swedish national radio with 200k+ listeners. The video had over 60000 views.
The Bonus material (* tracks 12 & 13): These songs were written in 2011 and recorded in a new session whit the new members Niclas Lindblom (Bass) and Magnus Jacobson (drums). The same line-up that consists today and played two UK-tours back in 2011 and 2012. 
Tracklist: 1. 1988, 2. Cynthia, 3. Give Her A Sign, 4. Perfect War, 5. Average Hero, 6. Till We Meet Again, 7. Taking Hostage, 8. Emergency, 9. Living The Dream, 10. Last Woman Standing, 11. 11th Hour, 12.  Run 2 You*, 13. True Man Show*

STYX Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas DVD/BR Out May 26

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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New York, NY (March 11, 2015) 'On May 26, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas from Styx on DVD, Blu-ray, CD, and Digital Formats [Pre-book Order Date May 1, MSRP TBA]
Filmed in High Definition on July 25, 2014, Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas is a sonic showcase of Styx's live prowess and razor-sharp musicianship. This show features the band, backed by huge video screens, performing a set list packed with hit songs, classic tracks, and fan favorites, including 'Lady,' 'Too Much Time On My Hands,' 'Rockin' The Paradise,' 'Come Sail Away,' 'Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),' 'Renegade,' and 'Suite Madame Blue.' The evening also held a special surprise when Don Felder ' former Eagles guitarist ' took the stage to join the band on 'Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)'.
In addition to the live set, Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas features a bonus interview with band members Tommy Shaw (vocals/guitar), James 'JY' Young (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Ricky Phillips (bass, backing vocals), and Chuck Panozzo (bass guitar).
Formed in Chicago in 1972, Styx played a key role in defining the AOR genre, and established themselves as one of America's greatest rock bands. Their blend of soaring melodies, hard rock guitar, and prog-rock elements led to millions of global record sales and numerous platinum and multi-platinum albums. With over 40 years of rockin' under their belt, the band isn't slowing down any time soon, and will embark on a national tour this summer with Def Leppard and Tesla. See below for dates.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 40 multi-platinum, over 80 platinum and over 144 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Paris and Hamburg.
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Track Listing:
1) The Grand Illusion 
2) Too Much Time On My Hands 
3) Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) 
4) Lady 
5) Suite Madame Blue 
6) Light Up 
7) Crystal Ball 
8) Superstars 
9) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) 
10) Come Sail Away 
11) Rockin' The Paradise 
12) Renegade 





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