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3 Doors Down, Muzik Mafia and Kid Rock Supergroup 7dayBinge Set Debut

October 30, 2009 1 comment

7dayBinge plans to release its debut, self-titled album via digital download portals on December 8, 2009, with hard copy release to follow on January 26, 2010. The group includes Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down on bass, Jon Nicholson of the Muzik Mafia on guitar and vocals, Kenny Olson of Kid Rock’s band on lead guitar, and Shannon Boone on drums.

“7dayBinge” will be released by Rock Ridge Music. The band plans to tour in support of the album; tour dates will be announced as they are confirmed. Says Rock Ridge Music CEO Tom Derr of signing 7dayBinge: “Heard the songs, loved the songs. Knew the band, signed band. It should always be that direct.”

“I’m really excited about the Binge album coming out,” says Harrell. “It’s been a lot of fun working with these guys and watching it all come together. The energy is awesome and I can’t wait for our fans to hear it. They won’t be disappointed.”

A side project by artists who just wanted to make some music together and not get bogged down in the business side of things (“It’s always been the mentality with the Binge, just get together and make great music,” says Nicholson), the band came together when Nicholson opened for 3 Doors Down on a European tour. Stops in Amsterdam (during which an actual seven-day binge of some sort may have occurred) found Harrell and Nicholson sitting down and working on some music together (the result of the initial session, the track “Cold Dark Grave,” worked so well that they kept writing together). Says Harrell: “Nicholson and I wrote these songs in Amsterdam a couple of years ago and have been messing around with them for a while now. Then, Kenny and Shannon came along, and it rocked!”

Before Olson and Boone joined the line-up for a show in Nashville, Nicholson and Harrell played some of the material out in Biloxi, Mississippi, with Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down) on drums and Shannon Lawson of the Muzik Mafia on guitar. The gig was such a rousing success that Harrell and Nicholson buckled down and did even more writing together. Boone was thrilled to join the rock outfit when they rounded out the line-up. “The Binge is such a great band of be a part of,” says Boone. “The combination of musical talent and personalities makes everything exciting. Can’t wait for people to hear the record.”

Recorded over several days at the Sound Kitchen in Nashville and produced by the band themselves, “7dayBinge” features eight driving, straight-up rock ‘n’ roll tracks (see full track listing below). Originally, the band worked up seven songs for the album, but a rush of creativity and inspiration late in the recording process led to an eighth track, “Good Times,” which clocks in at 10:35 long.

7dayBinge Track Listing:

1. 7dayBinge
2. Oak Tree
3. End of the Road
4. Free
5. I’m No Good
6. Coming Back Again
7. Cold Dark Grave
8. Good Times

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Lord’s Deep Purple quit dilemma

October 30, 2009 Leave a comment
Lord: Hardest decision

Lord: Hardest decision

Deep Purple founding member Jon Lord has spoken about the dilemma he faced before quitting the band in 2002. The keyboardist formed the band in 1969 with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and drummer Ian Paice, and was the only member asides from Paice to feature in every lineup until he retired. In an interview on Russian TV Lord explains that, while he was still passionate about Purple’s music, he felt he had other priorities too. He says: “Things take on a different perspective as you get older. “Me and Ritchie created Deep Purple – it was a wonderful time and the greatest glory of my whole life, but at the end of the 1990s I started to feel there were some other things I wanted to do as a musician – and catastrophically I had no time. “Deep Purple still work at an insane tempo – 70, 90, 100 gigs per year. I had to choose between what I love and what I also love. “In 2002 I made the decision and left the band. It was the hardest decision of my whole life – but after seven years I can say that it was right.” Purple singer Ian Gillan recently revealed the band, who will tour the UK in November, are preparing to write and record a new album. Current keyboardist Don Airey took over Rock Radio to play his favourite tracks last weekend – find out what he played and what he had to say about his choices.

Rob Zombie Goes Loud and Proud

October 29, 2009 Leave a comment

In a sudden and unexpected move, multi-platinum hard rock artist ROB ZOMBIE has inked a new worldwide deal with leading rock label Roadrunner Records through its Loud & Proud imprint.

This shocking announcement comes as Zombie exits his former label of eighteen years, where he sold fifteen million records as a solo artist and with his former band White Zombie. Zombie’s new album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2, previously set for release on November 17 will now be released by Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records in early 2010.

“It certainly wasn’t an easy decision to make after all this time, but it had to be done,” states Zombie. “I love this new record and wanted to surround myself with an excited new group of people who can reignite my enthusiasm for working within a hard rock record label. Roadrunner seems to be the perfect place.”

“Roadrunner is thrilled to be involved with Rob Zombie on a worldwide basis as he is a multiple-threat artist whom we’ve admired for many years,” said Roadrunner president Jonas Nachsin.

Tom Lipsky, founder and president of Loud & Proud echoed Nachsin’s sentiment, “Rob Zombie hits hard on Hellbilly Deluxe 2 and the fans expect nothing less. We are excited about the monster mayhem that he is certain to create!”

The first single from the new album, “What?” recently launched at all rock radio formats and is quickly climbing the charts. This latest album marks the follow-up to 1998’s triple platinum Hellbilly Deluxe.

The track listing is as follows:
‘Jesus Frankenstein’
‘Sick Bubblegum’
‘Mars Needs Women’
‘Werewolf, Baby!’
‘Virgin Witch’
‘Death And Destiny Inside The Dream Factory’
‘Cease To Exist’
‘Werewolf Women Of The SS’
‘The Man Who Laughs’

In support of this release Zombie, will kick off his first headline tour since 2007 in Phoenix, AZ on October 29th. Shows in Las Vegas, NV on the 30th, and a very special Halloween event on October 31st in Hollywood, CA are set to follow. Zombie will be accompanied by his longtime band mates – guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Tommy Clufetos.

Guns N’ Roses Support Acts Announced

October 29, 2009 Leave a comment

It seems like just last week that Danko Jones were hit with very bad news that their upcoming tour with punk legends The Damned was called off for logistical reasons. Wait it was just last week, but on Wednesday they had good news: They are supporting another legendary group… Guns N’ Roses.

Guns N’ Roses recently announced that they will hit the road in Canada in January and February of next year. But support acts for the outing were not mentioned at the time. Now we know Danko Jones will join them for the 13 date outing. But they won’t be alone.

Axl Rose knows what works for him, so he calling upon his old friend Sebastian Bach to play the tour as well. The former Skid Row frontman toured with GNR on their last tour and even jumped up on stage with Axl during the trek.

Here are the dates:
Jan. 13 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
Jan. 16 – Calgary, AB – Pengrowth Saddledome
Jan. 17 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Jan. 19 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
Jan. 20 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
Jan. 24 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
Jan. 25 – London, ON – John Labatt Centre
Jan. 27 – Montreal, PQ – Bell Centre
Jan. 28 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Jan. 31 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
Feb. 01 – Quebec City, PQ – Colisee Pepsi
Feb. 03 – Moncton, NB – Moncton Coliseum
Feb. 04 – Halifax, NS – Metro Centre

Reminder: Rolling Stones Boxset Out Next Week

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment



November 27 and 28 mark the 40th anniversary of the recording of the Rolling Stones concerts at Madison Square Garden that yielded the epochal Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!, the band’s definitive live album. In recognition of that historic occasion when “The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” played “The World’s Greatest Stage,” ABKCO Records will release Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stones In Concert – 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set and a Super Deluxe Box Set on November 3rd and November 17th respectively. The late Lester Bangs reviewing the original album in the November 12, 1970 issue of Rolling Stone wrote, “It’s still too soon to tell, but I’m beginning to think Ya-Ya’s just might be the best album they ever made. I have no doubt that it’s the best rock concert ever put on record.”

The Deluxe Box Set comprises three audio CDs including a remastered disc of the original Ya-Ya’s repertoire as well as a disc of five previously unreleased Stones tracks recorded at the same Madison Square Garden shows. The third CD encompasses unreleased performances by the shows’ stellar openers: B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner, five songs from the former and seven songs from the latter. The Box Set also includes a 56-page Collectors Edition book featuring photos and an essay by Ethan Russell, the acclaimed photographer who accompanied the Stones on the ’69 tour, as well as the original Rolling Stone Magazine review by Lester Bangs and a series of recollections from a cross-section of fans who attended the concerts and a replica of the original Stones ’69 tour poster by David Byrd. There will be a code in a limited number of Box Sets enabling fans to download “I’m Free” for Guitar Hero 5.

Included as well is a bonus DVD by legendary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles, also entitled Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The film includes brilliantly shot full-length performances of the five previously unreleased Stones songs — “Prodigal Son, ” “You Gotta Move,” “Under My Thumb,” “I’m Free” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Beyond the song performances – presented in 5.1 surround sound — the film includes a sequence with Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Jack the donkey during the cover shoot for the Ya-Ya’s album and backstage tête-à-têtes between Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Taylor. During “Satisfaction” Janis Joplin is seen doing an impromptu boogaloo at the side of the stage. There is also a sequence shot at Olympic Studios in London during a mixing session plus a heliport summit meeting with the Grateful Dead. The film will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 26.

Rush Compilation Details

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Anthem Entertainment has announced the release of ‘Working Men’, the first ‘best of’ live performance compilation from renowned rock trio Rush. Released in the UK on Monday November 16th, this outstanding live collection is available on CD and digital download by Atlantic Records.

Culled from Anthem Entertainment and Zoë Vision’s three other Rush releases – ‘Rush in Rio’, ‘R30’ and ‘Snakes & Arrows Live’ – the Working Men album features live recordings of the band’s greatest hits as well as one previously unreleased track, ‘One Little Victory’.

RUSH – Geddy Lee (vocals, bass, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitar, vocals), and Neil Peart (drums and percussion), are one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock and roll, equally famed for both their virtuoso musicianship and provocative songwriting.

Track Listing:
1. Limelight (S&A live)
2. The Spirit of Radio (R30)
3. 2112 (Rush in Rio)
4. Freewill (S&A live)
5. Dreamline (R30)
6. Far Cry (S&A live)
7. Subdivisions (R30)
8. One Little Victory (previously unreleased, R30)
9. Closer To The Heart (Rush in Rio)
10. Tom Sawyer (S&A live)
11. Working Man (R30)
12. YYZ (Rush in Rio)

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Metallica Release Game

October 28, 2009 3 comments

(Warner Bros.) Tapulous, a leader in music games for the iPhone and iPod touch, today announced that Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica, the newest addition to the Tapulous family of games, is now available from the App Store. Featuring classics like “Enter Sandman” and “One”, Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica will give music fans an interactive outlet to rock out to Metallica using an iPhone or iPod touch in a way they never have before.

“Tap Tap Revenge fans have been wanting an app from us that rocks and no band embodies rock music better than Metallica,” said Tim O’Brien, head of business development at Tapulous “The Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica App really captures the head-thrashing metal of James, Lars, Kirk and Robert and is our most amped up game to date.”

The Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica App features the high quality gameplay that Tap Tap Revenge players have come to expect. Accompanying the career mode is a new fast-paced Arcade Mode where players are challenged with bombs and other special objects that make the game more fun than ever before. Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica is also the first game in the Tap Tap Revenge series to include a Bluetooth-based Battles Mode where players challenge friends to a point-by-point battle where they can deploy bombs and other special objects to distract the opposition and secure victory.

When asked for a quote about Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica, the band’s Lars Ulrich turned it over to his eleven year old son, Myles, who, while coming up for air in between games, was heard uttering, “You haven’t lived ’till you’ve played this!”

Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica was designed with the die-hard Metallica fans in mind, and the game features a unique live action Metallica theme that captures the essence the band is famous for. Users will also have access to a Metallica news feed that provides updates on the band, along with challenge updates and a public battle message board, so users can participate in a true Metallica community.

With this diehard Metallica community in mind, Tapulous is also announcing a one-of-a-kind contest where one lucky fan will get to rock out with Metallica at the sold out Las Vegas stop of their “World Magnetic Tour”.

Everyone who purchases the Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica App will be entered to win the grand prize, which consists of: two tickets, airfare, ground transportation, and an opportunity to meet the band! The concert is taking place December 5, 2009 at 7:00pm PT, from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica includes the following ten songs:

• Enter Sandman
• Sad But True
• King Nothing
• All Nightmare Long
• Some Kind of Monster
• Master of Puppets
• Seek & Destroy
• Fuel
• One
• For Whom the Bell Tolls

The Tap Tap Revenge Metallica App is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch