Dienstag, 31. Dezember 2013

OMG: A book you MUST own..... Colin Hart former Deep Purple and Rainbow tourmanager speaks.....

Rocket Queen Promotion s book recommendation:

BUY IT NOW! A MUST HAVE!!!!
A Hart Life by Colin Hart



BUY IT HERE

Colin Hart, the former Deep Purple and Rainbow tour manager devoted over thirty years of his life to these great rock musicians. This is his story and indeed theirs. A tale of excess in terms of greed, petulance, anger and devotion. It is counter balanced by extremes of pure talent, showmanship and, of course musicianship. He was the constant 'man in the middle' through all of the break ups, make-ups and revolving door line-up changes. Joining them at twenty-four years old and leaving with a curt email dismissal thirty years later, he was there every step of their rock 'n' roll way. A story of two of the most innovative, often copied, rock bands; seen through the eyes, ears and emotions of their 'mother hen' (as Jon Lord described him). He was their minder, chauffeur, carer, provider, protector, father confessor & confidant. In truth he is the only one who can tell this tale of both bands as he was the only one there on the road throughout the life of, not one, but both gigantic bands.
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Freitag, 13. Dezember 2013

VAN CANTO - Badaboom (Official) | Napalm Records

Van Canto

Seit 13.12.2013 das neue Video meiner lieben Freunde von Van Canto - Badaboom online - enjoy and be sure to get Van Cantos latest record too. Shop it right away and pre-order at NAPALM RECORDS - out: 07.02.2014


Merry Christmas and a rocking 2014....


Dear friends, fans, supporters, clients, bands .... 

Rocket Queen Promotion says THANK YOU for your continued support. Merry christmas to you and your loved ones and all best for a rocking and healthy 2014. 

Thank you for your trust in my work, for all cooperations, positive feedback and for being there! That rocks big time. 

WE WILL ROCK 2014. 

Also Rocket Queen Promotion like to send a big thank you to all clients for working together and for this positive working flow you are awesome and I admire you big time:
Power Theory, Mike LePond`s Silent Assassins, Complex 7, Byron Nemeth, Ayscobe, Colorstone, Silver Dirt, Royal Acid Orchestra.

Also a big shout out to all webzines, radios, webradios, magazines, blogs, record companies we are in touch with, Uwe at Im1 Tv which are supporting my awesome bands. We are very thankful for all the exposure given.

Let 2014 be another rocking good year! 

Rocket Queen Promotion
CEO - S. M. 

Samstag, 7. Dezember 2013

Donate now: Mike LePond`s Silent Assassins needs YOU



Symphony X bassist Mike Le Pond`s new musical project: Silent Assassins. Donate now to breathe life into the recordings, production and whatever is needed to make it big. Let us procure more money to make it big and to make it a success without being reliable on a record label. It is Mikes baby so let Mikes dream become true. Donate now! Any amount is welcome! Thank you in advance for your time and donation. Please also share this post with your friends.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1637412651/mike-leponds-silent-assassins


Info: The name of the project and the album will be called "Mike LePond's SILENT ASSASSINS". It is a heavy metal/power metal record that combines all the influences of Mike`s favorite bands from the past and present. It is a full hour of headbanging riffs, kick ass vocals, and epic tales. There is something in there for any style of metal you enjoy! Metal Mike (#Halford, #Testament) is on lead guitar and Alan Tecchio (Autumn Hour, Watchtower) is on vocals.
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Freitag, 6. Dezember 2013

WOW: New review: Active Heed - Visions From Realities




Active Heed - Visions From Realities CD Review

Here comes progressive rock from Italy. It is Umberto Paganinis project called Active Heed. The project is active since august 2012.

Active Heeds influences comes from bands like Yes, Genesis, Ayreon, Dream Theater to name a few. This is their first debut CD and you will be surprised about the singer and musicians talents.When you hear this CD you will think that they have been in the biz since many many years.

Active Heed s CD was released in September 2013. The CD contains 15 songs and you can purchase it through Amazon for example. Catchy tunes,

awesome vocals. Umberto Paganini wrote all lyris and music himself and did a bond with other musicians to breathe life into Active Heed.


For all those who haven`t checked out the band yet do it now. You can watch two videos on youtube: WITH JOY and MELTING OF REALITIES.

My personal favourite song by the way is FLYING LIKE A FLY. Also I love ME FIVE SECONDS before it is a real earworm. All songs are really made for radioairplay and broadcasting worldwide. Hope someone will detect this awesome band from Italy.


www.activeheed.com
https://www.facebook.com/ActiveHeed 

copyright by Rocket Queen Promotion 2013 - unauthorized publishing forbidden

Dienstag, 3. Dezember 2013

Wanted: Metal Drummer

POWER THEORY seeking Metal Drummer

Unfortunately Power Theorys current drummer Lorin will have to step down as his ankle will require surgery and it's affecting his mechanics, this is a difficult mutual decision by Lorin and the band. So the band are seeking a pro level metal drummer with impeccable timing and double bass skills to record the drum tracks for our new album and shows in January 2014 as well as Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse in April 2014 on Chicago. All interested parties please contact us here or via email at: hardattackent@gmail.com


Sonntag, 24. November 2013

Girls got the rhythm: Switzerlands all-girl band BACK:N:BLACK - INTERVIEW



Speaking with BB, Rhythm guitarist and band leader for BACK:N:BLACK. The Ultimate All-Girl Tribute to AC/DC. Starting in 2010,  the band has played for audiences as large as 6,000, and as small as 100. Five girls, one vision: to rock.

Hi dear BB, thank you so much for taking your time for an interview. Hope you are fine? Here are some questions for you: 




BB: Hi Susi, doing very well, thank you!

With all due respect to the Gods of Rock N Roll, why do you want to copy a bunch of old men?

BB: Of course, we are not trying to copy a bunch of old men! First of all, we would have a gender and age problem…! We play AC/DC’s music for one reason: because we love the songs! AC/DC has been going strong for more than 40 years now, and their music is still very relevant to people of all places, genders and ages. They have a massive fan base--probably the biggest in rock. We all are part of this fan base and want to share our love for this music with other fans. Rock’n’roll is best when played live. When we are on stage playing these songs, the energy exchange with the people from the audience who love this music as much as we do is fantastic. It is electric. It is high voltage. This is how we pay tribute to AC/DC.

You are all over the internet – where are most of your fans based? 

BB: Most of the people at our shows are from around the way, but our fans come from all over the world –Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, UK, USA, Brazil, even Indonesia!! The support is overwhelming! What is amazing is that even if people don't share a common spoken language, so many people from so many places around the world speak the language of rock'n'roll! It is crazy when you type "LTBR" (Let There Be Rock) and people all over the planet know what it means and start feeling the same adrenaline-rush!

Where can the fans buy band merchandise like a BACK:N:BLACK T-Shirt / DVD/ poster?

BB: We try to always have t-shirts and DVDs at our shows. For those who cannot make it, they can order them on our website www.backnblackgirls.com to help us pay for gas to drive to our shows and spread the BLACK! We have a really cool section on our Facebook page where you can see fans from all over the world showing off their BACK:N:BLACK pride. It is really heart-warming.

Are there any upcoming tours? When is your next live show? 

BB: We just had a year of great shows in Switzerland and the UK. We even played at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, along with Deep Purple and Brian May! This was an extraordinary experience for us and we are truly thankful for this opportunity. I can't even begin to explain to you how it felt to stay in front of the same stages where Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nirvana, and even Prince played! What an honor! I'm just glad that none of us peed our pants!
Another highlight was the Verbier Bike Fest where we played for the third year in a row. I have a very special place in my heart for the Verbier stage. With so many fans, and so many friends, it is like a homecoming for us when we play.
Next year, we will continue touring in Switzerland and probably go back to the UK, because our first concert at the Big Red in London has been a great success. We also look forward to shows in Italy, France and all over Europe. I think it would be a real kick in the balls to play cool places like Turkey and Greece where we could hang out at the beach (and of course, play a concert is absolutely necessary)!

What was the biggest show you ever played? 

BB: Just considering the size of the audience, I think the biggest show we have played to date was Rock Oz’Arènes in Avenches, Switzerland, when we rocked right after ZZ Top. We were the last band of the night, and the whole ZZ Top crowd came to see us too! I like to look at it as a wild rock’n’roll party with a few thousand of our closest friends. Seriously, there were about 6000 people there, I would guess. But I can tell you, after you see the first ten rows of people going absolutely apeshit-crazy, it doesn't matter how many people exactly are there!

You have lots of pictures with BNB fans. Do you like meeting fans? 

BB: Yes, we love to meet fans and talk about AC/DC! The cool thing is that we are all fans of the same thing. Personally, I always hated it when bands refused to talk to fans, or pretended they were somehow superior to the people who are watching them. If you ask us, we are all here because of one reason: because AC/DC rocks balls! If you look on YouTube, you can find a video where Brian Johnson even talks about one of his worst memories in rock'n'roll: when he asked Chuck Berry for his signature. Apparently, Chuck Berry treated Brian Johnson like absolute garbage. And now, 40 years later, Brian Johnson the fan has never forgotten it.



Please tell us some funny backstage story. 

BB: I can tell you two stories. The first one is funny and the second one is tragic.
One time when we were playing at a beer fest, our "backstage" was located right beside the men's bathroom. And, unfortunately, there was no way to lock the door at all! Now, at a beer fest, if you are in the audience, the basic concept is very simple: you try to visit the bar as frequently as possible, take whatever liquid is available there, pass it through digestive system, then try to dispose of it into the closest urinal as fast as you can -- then repeat. Of course, if you're in the band, the basic concept is to try to change your clothes as fast as possible before one of these drunk concert-goers accidentally comes backstage. I think we all learned two important tips that night: 1) that it is possible to change your bra and panties in less than 4 seconds, and 2) that most men actually jump the gun, so to speak, and take matters into their hands before they even get through the door of the bathroom. The combination of shock, surprise, embarrassment and guttural fear of giant tattooed bikers afraid of peeing their pants is something I don't think I will ever forget! I won't even start to explain what was in the cups backstage there, or why there was a stuffed beer-head on the couch.
The sad story just happened about a week ago. This time, the backstage was up on the 4th floor and we had no elevator to carry up all of our stuff. Roberta, who was playing lead guitar that night, finally slipped after the 20th march up and down the stairs and twisted her ankle badly. She wanted to play while sitting on a chair, but we insisted that she had to go to the hospital. In the end, she got a giant cast all the way up her leg, and is recuperating from a broken ankle. When they said it was a long way to the top if you wanna rock'n'roll, they didn't lie. By my calculations, it's about 160 flights of stairs...

Are there any other tribute bands in your surrounding? 

BB: Yes, we have played a few shows with the best Aerosmith tribute in Europe: Eurosmith! They are amazingly talented musicians and Luca, their singer looks so uncannily like Steven Tyler you won’t believe your ears or eyes.
Very recently we played a show in Switzerland, with a band called Reckless Roses. They are a Guns N’Roses tribute band from Hungary, and very cool guys! Not only do they sound like GN’R, they also look a lot like them! It was a great show! Also, when Carrie had a problem with her voice and couldn’t be there, Norbi (“Axl”) helped us by singing some songs with us on stage. That was the same night when Roberta broke her foot falling down the stairs backstage. The people were waiting to hear some AC/DC, so Randy (our most excellent constant tour companion and close friend) and Csabi (“Slash”) jumped onstage and did their best Angus style guitar playing with Kat, Angie and me. They saved the show! If there is one thing that I have learned on the long road of rock'n'roll, is that good deeds (and bad ones) are never forgotten. On the road, and onstage, everyone is a family, and helps make the show as cool as possible for the audience, no matter what happens.



Do you know AC/DC personally? 

BB: I actually have met Angus Young. He was a very friendly guy, taking his time to meet fans and take pictures. I would love to meet the other guys too. It would be a dream come true to be able to sit down and talk to Malcolm about his stage setup, sound, and songwriting.

Does AC/DC care that you cover their songs? 

BB: Brian Johnson said once in an interview that he loves all AC/DC tribute bands, so I guess they don’t mind. I would not understand how any band would mind another an other band playing their songs. It is a sign that they touch people’s souls so deeply with their music that they want to play it themselves. Also, I don’t think that AC/DC is afraid of our taking over the scene. Because there is only one AC/DC! We know this, our fans know this, and AC/DC knows this. One of my favorite videos on YouTube is of Brian Johnson just jumping onstage with a small bar band who was playing AC/DC songs at a local pub. You can tell by the look on Brian's face that he just loves rock'n'roll, no matter how big the audience.

BB You sound a lot like Malcolm Young. Tell us about your guitar rig. What is your secret? 

BB: Thanks! I don’t use the same guitar and amp as Malcolm Young. I use a Les Paul Custom Shop and a Marshall JVM210 because this has a very nice crunchy sound. I play mostly in loud mid-range, that is to say not too bassy and not too trebly. Many people feel that the most important part of getting a good AC/DC sound is to buy this equipment or that vintage equipment. But for me, the most important thing is to have your own sonic space in the band and that no one competes with the others' frequencies. If you have two people playing the exact same amp with the exact same settings, they will probably bury each other, even if they have the most classic awesome vintage signature special whatever amps. But apart from equipment, the “secret”, if you want to call it that, is that I have listened to Malcolm Young’s playing obsessively. To me, how he moves his right hand is even more important than the guitar or even the amp he plays. His right hand is the secret to how he and Angus complement each other’s lines. It is how Malcolm stays rock solid in the back and fills the song with his ballsy riffs while Angus fiddles away like a madman. Many people may not realize it, but Malcolm Young is as important to Angus Young sounding cool as Angus himself is.



Do you use a wireless on stage? 

BB: Yes, I do. I love that this is possible. Sometimes I like to jump off the stage and bang my head with the people in the audience. Even if the stage is giant, I'm going to jump off that stage the first chance I get and rock out with people eye to eye.

How long have you been playing? 

BB: BACK:N:BLACK has been playing AC/DC since 2010. I have been playing for 10 years. I started with classical guitar, but had to give that up because they made me put my foot on a little stand and told me I had to sit still. So I got my first very ugly electric guitar and taught myself to rock. That same guitar is hanging on my wall right now, albeit in three pieces.

Where and when was your latest video filmed? 

BB: Our latest video was filmed at the Verbier Bike Fest. The atmosphere was really great -- we all had a great time! It’s always such a pleasure to play that place! Friendly people, mountains, rock’n’roll…! Good times! Although Randy, who was filming us on the stage had a little misunderstanding with a biker during the show and almost kicked that guy’s ass. I am glad this didn’t happen and everything went smooth and happy. We love to play bike fests and get along great with bikers!

What are you spitting at the audience at the middle of the video? 

BB: If you want blood… you’ve got it!!

Your singer looks like a serious headbanger. Is she into Slayer or what?

BB: Hahah, good question! Carrie gets really into it when she’s on stage. It’s so much fun to play with her, she has a really good energy and enjoys being onstage and singing these songs. I never asked her about Slayer, but I know she listens to a lot of different music, including some pretty heavy metal. For all of us in BACK:N:BLACK, we just bring to the stage the passion and rock'n'roll that is in our hearts and blood, so what you see in the videos is what you get on stage. No camera tricks, no patched-up sound, no studio guitars, no MTV magic, just straight-ahead rock'n'roll: dirty, sweaty, sexy and loud - just like we like it!

But it is very important to us that it is not all about the lead singer! Everyone in the band is important to make the show and the music what it is. Just like in AC/DC, everyone plays an irreplaceable role! No filler, no fluff, no printing beauty queens you can't play. Just balls out rock 'n roll. She looks great in pictures, but be clear, Angie Dee is a one powerhouse of pure rock 'n roll fire on the drums! Some people say she’s good-looking female version of Phil Rudd, but she has his unmistakable swing – something I have never heard in any other rock 'n roll drummer. Kat too, on bass is absolutely rock solid, and lays the foundation with Angie that we all ride on. It's funny, many fans only know her from her beautiful face in photos. But she would not be in the band if she didn't know how to rock serious balls. Same goes for Ely on lead guitar.

This the way it goes in our band – if you can't play really well, you just have to find another band. The great thing is that the audience knows this. The pictures are great fun and all, but for us, it is all about good music. And we have some serious music fans following us, which makes it all worth while!



What is that guy doing in your video? I thought you kicked people in the head if they tried to climb on stage! 

BB: That guy’s name is Bison and he was there to help us do that show. Carrie unfortunately had a really nasty infection on her vocal chords and couldn’t sing all of the songs, so Bison stepped in to help. I do kick people off the stage when they dare come into our space. I love AC/DC, it's true, but I also love Nashville Pussy. And if you have ever seen how Ruyter takes care of drunks and fools who try to weasel onto her stage, you will think twice about getting on our stage uninvited! This being said, stick to the front row at our shows because you never know when we're going to share our beer with you, or you even get a free one, compliments of the Ladies from Hades.

Now the floor is yours... please leave a message for all your fans! 

BB: All us girls in BACK:N:BLACK would like to thank our fans for the great support that we have gotten over years now. We are totally blown away! We hope to see you all on the road very soon! And don’t forget: If you want us to not only be friends on Facebook, tell your local clubs and venues about us – we’d love to come over and rock your socks (and your panties) off!

Thank you so much for the interview dear BB was nice talking to you... keep up the awesome work and rock the nations. Susi

BB: Thanks Susi! Thank you also for your great support to the rock’n’roll scene! Rock’n’Roll… It will survive!

www.backnblackgirls.com
https://www.facebook.com/backnblack?fref=ts

http://www.burritobookers.com Press and Booking

★ Trailer: http://youtu.be/mCUXceDop68
★ Live Hell: http://youtu.be/56BwTVQxBps
★ Down Payment Blues (Montreux): http://youtu.be/aEKxOnChI14
★ Shoot to Thrill (after ZZ Top): http://youtu.be/AzFkPPGORoY
★ TNT: http://youtu.be/n_kW7ZE02wI
★ Live Wire (Live DVD): http://youtu.be/_raCHBDUNdc
★ If You Want Blood: http://youtu.be/69DMkDAsUAA
★ Back in Black: http://youtu.be/4YDATPGe3uM
★ Live Mix : http://youtu.be/GtIeI4MDZw4
★ Dirty Deeds (Live DVD): http://youtu.be/a9cxSY1UN6w
★ Sin City (Live DVD): http://youtu.be/sNXCvjeSPUc
★ Riff Raff: http://youtu.be/zb0k2rqUNHw



©by Rocket Queen Promotion - S. Müller no unauthorized publishing allowed!!!

Sweden rocks: Colorstone and GOTTO GROOVE 16.8.40 in 8 days..... WOW

#Swedenrocks: Colorstone and Rocket Queen Promotion say THANK YOU for 16.840 views of the new video GOTTO GROOVE that is truely #awesome. So like, share and view the video if you haven`t and let us reach the 20.000 in the short run!



Montag, 18. November 2013

Sweden Rock Festival: WE want to see COLORSTONE THERE... vote NOW

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Colorstone made it to Sweden Rocks voting once again... from today on keep voting and voting and voting ... you can vote one time per day so please vote from 18th November to 10th January and do it each day... letz bring Colorstone to rock swedens coolest festival.... Please also spread the word and tell yourr friends to vote as well. You DONT need to register at all so it doesnt hurt if you help us out. THANK you from the heart http://www.swedenrock.com/index.cfm?pg=82
#sweden #colorstone #rock #swedenrock #competition #voting

Colorstone haben es geschafft und vom 18.11.2013  bis zum 10.01.2014 könnt ihr nun täglich einmal für die Band voten. Also lasst es uns schaffen Colorstone auf das Schweden Rock Festival zu bringen... votet und sagt es all euren Freunden weiter. Das Voten tut auch nicht weh ihr müsst nur folgenden Link http://www.swedenrock.com/index.cfm?pg=82 besuchen und eure Stimme für Colorstone abgeben.... eine Registrierung ist NICHT notwendig. Vielen Dank
#sweden #colorstone#rock #swedenrock #competition #voting

Samstag, 16. November 2013

Dream Theater - Live At Luna Park






Ein weiterer Live-Mitschnitt aus dem Hause Dream Theater, diesmal von der Konzertreise zum Album "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" aus dem Jahr 2012 aufgenommen in der Luna Park Arena in Buenos Aires.

Die - im übrigen sehr lange - Setlist enthält relativ viele Songs der letzten Alben. Natürlich sind aber auch einige Klassiker dabei. Die bestuhlte, große Arena scheint das südamerikanische Publikum etwas zu hemmen.

Der Auftritt ist - wie üblich bei Dream Theater - technisch perfekt dargeboten. Auch die Kameraführung und der Sound sind sehr gut. Wobei ich mir etwas mehr John Myung im Gesamtsound gewünscht hätte und man von Jams LaBrie selbstredend keine Wunder erwarten darf. Mike Mangini macht einen Top-Job und steht seinem Vorgänger spielerisch in nichts nach, ist aber auch nicht so ein extrovertierter Showman.

Insgesamt eine tolle Mannschaftsleistung von phänomenalen Musikern mit einer Setlist, die sich mehr auf das aktuelle Schaffen konzentriert.

Bleibt die Frage, ob wirklich zu jeder Konzertreise ein neues Filmdokument veröffentlicht werden muss (na gut - hier haben sie einen neuen Drummer vorzustellen). Das ist aber keine Frage, die ausschließlich Dream Theater betrifft.


Label: Eagle Vision
Release date: 01.11.2013
www.dreamtheater.net 

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Blu-Ray: http://smarturl.it/DreamTheaterLunaBluR
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Dienstag, 12. November 2013

Wow: Ayscobe Homepage - jetzt erstrahlt sie im neuen Glanze!

Wow: Ayscobe Homepage in neuem Glanze zurück. Jetzt vorbeischauen AYSCOBE OFFICIAL HOMEPAGE und den Link teilen teilen teilen. DANKE! (Ayscobe Promotion by Rocket Queen Promotion)


Montag, 11. November 2013

Thank you from POWER THEORY

POWER THEORY had an amazing time last saturday playing and hanging out at JB McGinnes in Delaware and would like to thank and shout out to: Magnetar Media and Michael Alberque for putting it together and Season of Mourning for providing the backline. Thank you for the support.


Awesome: Morbid Jester live - 30. November 2013 - Alte Brauerei - Ewersbach

Dienstag, 15. Oktober 2013

Awesome: Power Theory with Raven, Seasons Of Mourning and Sleepy Hallow live November 9th

Please spread the flyer to your media! And if you are in the USA be there too!


Colorstone: New Single: Never Too Late: OUT NOW



Dear media partner, 

Colorstone  (SWE) is back... Their new single NEVER TOO LATE is out now. 
Please get in touch with Rocket Queen Promotion to get your download link for airing it
on your station. Also message us for the youtube video link and we will send it to you
so that you can integrate it to your homepage as well.Thank you for your support. 


Fans can buy the new single as download right here at Amazon. Get it TODAY! 


Freitag, 4. Oktober 2013

Ayscobe: Von Radio Paranoid interviewt



Am 03.09.2013 wurde Micha von Ayscobe von Radio Paranoid interviewt.... für alle, die es verpasst haben können es jetzt hier nachhören. Wir danken Jani Eagleheart Boros fürs Einstellen auf Youtube!


Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2013

Ayscobe: Neue Live-Shots online

Neue Live-Pics vom Turock Open Air jetzt online. Bitte HIER klicken und ANSCHAUEN.

Weitere News: Das Album "Beside Yourself" ist jetzt offiziell ausverkauft! Glückwunsch Jungs!


Freitag, 27. September 2013

Black Label Society: Ozzy`s Ex ungeschwärzt

Black Label Society - Unblackened Blu Ray Review





Im Frühjahr 2013 rockten BLS in einer chilligen Atmosphäre den Club Nokia in L.A. Das ganze ist eher auf Style und Image programmiert und es herrscht eine gewisse Kuttenpflicht. Auch Herr Sherinian der immer gepflegt aussieht hat sich dessen optisch angeglichen.

Die Songs sind eher Stoner aber mit einem alternativen Touch belegt. Einflüsse aus Country und Südstaaten Rock sind jedoch schon vorhanden. Leider ist der Sound ist nicht so toll und wenig differenziert.

Die monotone, tiefe Stimme von Zakk Wylde schießt das ganze aber jedoch eher in Richtung 90-er Jahre Grunge (Pearl Jam) und seine Klasse an der Gitarre blitzt immer mal wieder auf insbesondere bei den Soli und er ist weiterhin ein begnadeter Gitarrist der sich auch mal ans Klavier setzt.

Die Kameraführung ist hier angenehm ruhig und es gibt keine hektischen Schnitte, das Bild ist hervorragend und die Videoaufnahme alles in allem gut.

Der Fan bekommt hier folgende Songs zu hören: "Stillborn", "In This River", "Spoke In The Wheel" und viele mehr.

Als Bonus gibt es Zakk Wyldes Besuch im englischen HM Prison Stocken zu sehen, ein neues Interview, das Video zu "Losin`Your Mind" sowie eine Fotogalerie. Ebenso ist Unblackened auf DVD und Doppel-CD erschienen.


Tracks:
1. Losin` Your Mind
2. The Blessed Hellride
3. Sold My Soul
4. Road Back Home
5. Spoke In The Wheel
6. House Of Doom
7. Queen Of Sorrow
8. Machine Gun
9. Sweet Jesus
10. In This River
11. Throwin` It All Away
12. Takillya (Estyabon)
13. Won`t Find It Here
14. Rust
15. Speedball
16. I Thank You Child
17. Stillborn

Besetzung:

Zakk Wylde (Gitarre/Gesang/Klavier)
Nick Catanese (Gitarre)
John DeServio (Bass/Gesang)
Chad Szeliga (Schlagzeug)
Derek Sherinian (Keyboards/Klavier)
Greg Locascio (Gesang)

VÖ: 23. September 2013
Format: Blu Ray Musik
Katalognummer: ERBRD5146 (DVD: EREDV927; CD: AMCD552)
Bildformat: 16:9
Sound-Formate: DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM Stereo (DVD: DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo)
Spielzeit: ca. 165 Minuten
Untertitel (nur Bonusmaterial): Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch, Deutsch)




Power Theory: On the road in October (USA shows)

Updated POWER THEORY tour schedule for immediate release:

10/1/2013 Manhattan, NY Webster Hall
10/2/2013 boston, ma Middle east upstairs
10/3/2013 Philadelphia Voltage Lounge
10/4/2013 New Florence, PA The Backyard
10/5/2013 Charleston, SC Rehab Bar and Grill
10/6/2013 Tampa, FL Brass Mugg
10/7/2013 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
10/8/2013 Houston, TX Arcadia Bar
10/9/2013 San Antonio, TX Fitzgeralds
10/10/2013 Dallas, TX The Boiler Room
10/11/2013 El paso TX Bombadiers
10/12/2013 Albuquerque NM Hooligans
10/13/2013 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
10/15/2013 Pomona, Ca. Characters

www.powertheory.net


Montag, 23. September 2013

Power Theory: Alan D`Angelo secured an endorsement from DR Strings. CONGRATS!

Happy and proud to announce that Alan D`Angelo (Power Theory) secured an endorsement from DR Strings. He`s using them exclusively on all his basses and will continue to do so. MUCH thanks to Timmy Osborne for putting him in contact with Steve Bello, who brokered the endorsement.




Donnerstag, 12. September 2013

Ayscobe: FÜR DEN OZEAN

Jetzt anschauen und teilen: Ayscobe The Ocean A Tribute to 
Sea Shepherd feat. Chris Jamie Marino 



Video: by Michel W.

Dienstag, 10. September 2013

Review: Peter Gabriel - KISS THAT FROG?

Peter Gabriel Live In Athens 1987

The full show including Youssou N`Dour and Le Super Etoile De Dakar
























Zeitsprung ins Jahr 1987 - Open-Air-Theater des Stadtbergs Lykabettus. Die Film-Crew zeichnete gleich an drei Nächten Live-Material auf und Peter Gabriel kündigt seinen Support-Act Youssou N` Dour sogar persönlich an. Eher eine Seltenheit? Ja, denn welcher Künstler packt auf seine Blu- Ray/DVD heutzutage schon seinen Support-Act mit drauf wenn wir mal ehrlich sind ist das eher eine Seltenheit.

Es wurden keine Kosten und Mühen gescheut die Bänder zu remastern - es ergibt sich ein derart scharfes Bild als wären die Aufnahmen erst gestern getätigt worden. Peters Konzert startet mit dem Song "This Is The Picture  Excellent Birds" - der Fan bekommt weitere Hits wie "Sledgehammer", "Solsbury Hill", "Shock The Monkey", "Mercy Street" und weitere Hitgiganten geboten.

Man sieht der Band nicht an, dass sie bereits eine Tour von 12 langen Monaten hinter sich haben die mit den letzten drei Konzerten das Ende einläutet. Bild und Ton sind brillant auf einander abgestimmt und das Bonus-Material enthält das Konzert des Openers Youssou N`Dour And Le Super Etoile De Dakar, ein Interview mit Paul Gambaccini und Peter Gabriel aus dem Jahr 1986 sowie das offizielle Promo-Video zu "Sledgehammer" und dieses erstmals in HD-Qualität.

Die Video-DVD enthält 23 Promo-Videos von Peter Gabriel und zudem wird Live In Athens zeitgleich als Doppel-DVD veröffentlicht. Peter Gabriel ist ein grandioser Sänger - nothing else to add! Der Kauf spricht also für sich!


Tracklist:

Disc 1 (Blu-Ray) - Live In Athens

1. This Is The Picture Excellent Birds
2. San Jacinto
3. Shock The Monkey
4. Family Snapshot
5. Intruder
6. Games Without Frontiers
7. No Self Control
8. Mercy Street
9. The Family And The Fishing Net
10. Don`t Give Up
11. Solsbury Hill
12. Lay Your Hands On Me
13. Sledgehammer
14. Here Comes The Flood
15. In Your Eyes
16. Biko

Disc 2 (DVD) - Play

1. Father, Son
2. Sledgehammer
3. Blood Of Eden
4. Games Without Frontiers
5. I Don´t Remember
6. Big Time
7. Lovetown
8. Red Rain
9. In Your Eyes
10. Don´t Give Up
11. The Barry Williams Show
12. Washing Of The Water
13. Biko
14. Kiss That Frog
15. Mercy Street
16. Growing Up
17. Shaking The Tree
18. Shock The Monkey
19. Steam
20. The Drop
21. Zaar
22. Solsbury Hill
23. Digging In The Dirt

VÖ: 13. September 2013
Format: Blu-Ray-Musik + Bonus-DVD
Katalognummer: ERBRD5182 (Doppel-DVD: EREDV966)
Bildformat: 16:9
Sound-Formate: DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM Stereo
(DVD: DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo)
Spielzeit: ca. 145 Minuten
Untertitel:
(nur Interview und Vorstellungen): Englisch, Französisch, Deutsch, Spanisch, Holländisch, Italienisch, Portugiesisch)

© 9/2013 by Susanne Müller www.rocketqueen-susi.de 

Montag, 9. September 2013

Voted Ayscobe auf`s Mitterlalterspektakel: NOW

Ihr wollt Ayscobe am 30. November auf der 2nd Stage auf dem Mittelalterspektakel in Österreich im VAZ St. Pölten sehen? Ja? Dann voted über Facebook HIER und setzt euer LIKE unter das Foto von AYSCOBE. Let Ayscobe ROCK IT!










Sonntag, 8. September 2013

Review: Supergroup im Notenwahn

Portnoy Sheehan Macalpine Sherinian - Live in Tokyo 
























Spätestens als Mike Portnoy nach den ersten beiden Stücken ansagt, dass an diesem Abend sehr viele Noten gespielt werden würden, weiß man wohin die Reise geht. Die außerordentlichen Qualitäten der Supermusiker - neben Portnoy (Drums) sind Billy Sheehan (Bass), Derek Sherinian (Keyboards) und Tony MacAlpine (Gitarre) am Werk - sind ohnehin bekannt. Die Songs sind Instrumentals und stammen fast alle aus dem Backkatalog der Musiker. Aufgepeppt wird das ganze durch Soloslots für jedes Intrument. Der Schlusstrack "Shy Boy" ist dann doch mal mit Vocals von Sheehan und Portnoy versehen. Ein cooler Speed-Rocker, den man spätestens von David Lee Roth (eigentlich Talas) kennt, und der mit vielen Soli einen tollen Abschluss für das Konzert setzt.

Soundqualität und Bild der Aufnahmen sind gut bis sehr gut. Besonders die Kameraführung bzw. der Schnitt fällt sehr positiv auf, weil es bei aller musikalischen Action an den Instrumenten nie hektisch wirkt und dennoch das Wesentliche eingefangen wird. Dazu trägt auch der sehr übersichtliche Bühnenaufbau bei.

Das Zusatzmaterial (Behind the scenes) zeigt kurze Interviews mit den Musikern, aus denen man Einiges über die Zusammenarbeit bzw. Gründung des Projekts und die offenbar widrigen äußeren Umstände der Tour erfährt. Leider ist die Soundqualität der Interviews extrem schlecht.

Diese Veröffentlichung zielt bestimmt nicht auf den Mainstream ab und bedient eher Musiker und eingeschworene Fans der Künstler. Für dieses Klientel gibt es aber berauschende musikalische Momente zu erleben.

Ich kann mir jetzt nicht verkneifen, einen Satz von Derek Sherinian zu seinem Projekt "Planet X" aus dem deutschen Wikipedia wiederzugeben: [Laut Sherinian war seine Intention, eine Gruppe zu gründen, deren Mitglieder „ihre Instrumente so sehr beherrschen, dass sie durch ihr Spiel Angst in die Herzen anderer Musiker bringen“.]
Das trifft hier auch irgendwie zu ...

Tracklist:

1. A Change Of Seasons: I. The Crimson Sunrise
2. Acid Rain
3. The Stranger
4. Stratus
5. Apocalypse 1470 B.C.
6. Tony MacAlpine Guitar Solo
7. Been Here Before
8. Bird Of Prey (Billy`s Boogie)/ Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
9. The Frandole
10. The Pump
11. Mike Portnoy Drum Intro
12. Nightmare City
13. Hell`s Kitchen
14. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
15. Lines In The Sand
16. Shy Boy

VÖ: 30 August
Format: DVD
Katalognummer: ERBRD5199 (DVD:EREDV992, CD: ADMCD553)
Bildformat: 16:9
Sound-Formate: DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM Stereo (DVD: Sound Formats: DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo)
Laufzeit: ca. 106 Minuten
Untertitel (nur Bonusmaterial): Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch

© 9/2013 by Bassluzi for www.rocketqueen-susi.de 

Montag, 2. September 2013

Power Theory interview on the Freakshow with Dj Metal Freak 12.9.13

BOB BALLINGER OF POWER THEORY INTERVIEW THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12 AT 9AM EST ON THE FREAKSHOW WITH DJ METAL FREAK

Sonntag, 1. September 2013

CUT AND RUN to be debuted at Metal Messiah Radio USA




Our dear brother Datis Alaee will debute POWER THEORY s new song Cut & Run on his show this morning, Sept. 1st from 8:00 to 10:00 am US Eastern Standard time (14:00 to 16:00 CET) during what promises to be ONE HELL OF A SHOW on Metal Messiah Radio so tune in and get in the chat room  \m/ Please spread the word. We thank you so much.


Donnerstag, 29. August 2013

Power Theory will world premiere a new track....




Power Theory will world premiere a new track "Cut and Run" from the forthcoming full length album "Driven by Fear" on WVOX - NY WVOX.com

The track features the new lineup of "BB" Ballinger on Guitar, Alan D'Angelo on Bass, Nygil Hoch on Guitar, Jeff Rose on Vocals, and Lorin Savadove on Drums.

Power Theory will kick off a  15 city US tour on 10/01/13 in Webster Hall in NYC in direct support of Vicious Rumors and Seven Witches.

"Cut and Run" will also be available for streaming after the premiere at: 
http://gunshyassassin.com/
as arranged by Rocket Queen Promotions

For more tour information and updates please visit :
www.powertheory.net



Donnerstag, 22. August 2013

Power Theory Receives Artist Endorsement for Rail Hammer Pick Ups

Power Theory are proud to announce an artist endorsement with Rail Hammer Pick-ups and will be using them on the Metal Masters Tour 2013 starting October 1st 2013, in NYC. These seriously kick ass \m/


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Dienstag, 13. August 2013

Ritchie Blackmore`s Rainbow - Black Masquerade DVD Review - VÖ: 23.08.2013



Ritchie Blackmore`s Rainbow - Black Masquerade 

Nach seinem Ausstieg bei Deep Purple im Jahre 1993 hauchte Ritchie Blackmore "Rainbow" wieder Leben ein - man firmierte von dort an unter "Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow". Zusammen mit Sänger Doogie White ging die Band ins Studio und arbeitete an neuem Material. Daraufhin erschien auch ein neues Album mit Titel "Stranger In Us All".

Das Konzert wurde ihm Rahmen ihrer ausgiebigen Tour 1995 in Düsseldorf für den "Rockpalast" aufgezeichnet. Dargeboten werden neben Rainbow Klassikern wie "Since You`ve Been Gone", "Man On The Silver Mountain", "Long Live Rock `N`Roll", "Temple Of The King" ebenfalls Deep Purple Klassiker wie "Smoke On The Water" und "Burn".

Leider haben die Songs nicht das Feeling welches bei einem Ronnie James Dio aufkam. Vielmehr wirken sie als Songs mit einfach nur Text und es besteht keinerlei emotionale Bindung zwischen Song und Darbietung des Songs.

Auch wenn es wohl die letzte Rainbow-Aufzeichnung sein wird ist dies lediglich eine einfach Show mit eher hektischer sowie schlichter Lightshow. Sorry Doogie du bist ein guter Sänger und das Erbe  Rainbows anzutreten war für die Karriere bestimmt förderlich aber seien wir ehrlich wer
spricht jetzt noch über Rainbow mit Doogie White am Mikro?

Tracklist:


1. Introduction
2. Spotlight Kid
3. Too Late For Tears
4. Long Live Rock `n` Roll / Black Night
5. Hunting Humans
6. Wolf To The Moon / Difficult To Cure
7. Keyboard Solo
8. Still I'm Sad
9. Man On The Silver Mountain
10. Temple Of The King
11. Black Masquerade
12. Ariel
13. since You`ve Been Gone
14. Perfect Strangers
15. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
16. Hall Of The Mountain King
17. Burn
18. Smoke On The Water

Besetzung:
Ritchie Blackmore (Gitarre)
Doogie White (Gesang)
Candice Night (Gesang)
Paul Morris (Keyboards)
Greg Smith (Bass)
Chuck Burgi ( Schlagzeug)

VÖ: 23. August 2013
Format: Musik-DVD
Katalognummer: EREDV985 (CD: EDGCD506)
DVD Format: NTSC Region 0
Bildformat: 4:3
Sound Format: DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo
Laufzeit: ca. 103 Minuten
Untertitel: Keine

© by Susanne Müller / rocketqueen-susi.de

Sonntag, 11. August 2013

This tuesday 13rd August IM1 will air Byron Nemeths video A NEW FREEDOM with Mark Boals on vocals


This tuesday 13rd August 2013 at 18.30 Uhr german time Byron Nemeth s vido "A New Freedom" will be aired on iM1 TV please spread the word and tune in www.im1.tv
Promotions by Rocket Queen Promotion




Dienstag, 6. August 2013

Montag, 5. August 2013

My Favourite Mixtape - Bandsalat - CD Review - VÖ 23.08.2013 by 141 Records



My Favourite Mixtape - Bandsalat

Die Geschichte der Hamburger Band My Favourite Mixtape begann im Jahre 2007 und man startete als Punkrockband. Über die Jahre hinweg begeisterte sich die Band dann noch für weitere Stilrichtungen, die sie in ihre Musik mit einfließen lassen haben. 

Bisher hat das Trio bereits zwei selbst veröffentlichte EPs auf den Markt gebracht. Die Titel dieser EPs ließ sich beim googeln jedoch leider nicht in Erfahrung bringen, auch auf der Facebook Seite werden diese Schreiben leider nicht erwähnt.

In 2013 hat die Band ihre Köpfe dann mit dem Hamburger Label 141 Records zusammen gesteckt und über dieses erscheint im August dann ihr Debut-Album namens "Bandsalat".

Das Album umfasst 14 frisch, fröhliche Songs, die teils in Deutsch und teils in Englisch gesungen werden. Man vereint hier den Punkrock mit Pop, Noise und Rock... es ist ein Album welches einen gewissen Spirit darbietet. Für all diejenigen, die die musikalischen Experimente lieben ein absolutes muss. Einfach straight from the heart ohne aufwändige Produktion. Daumen hoch!


VÖ: 23.08.2013
Format: CD/Tape
Genre: Punkrock, Pop, Noise, Rock
Spielzeit: ca. 43 Minuten
Label: 141records www.141records.de



Besetzung: 
Inez - Gesang; Bass
Lucas - Gitarre; Gesang
Knut - Schlagzeug; Gesang




Samstag, 27. Juli 2013

Power Theory fall live dates 2013

Power Theory fall live dates 2013


Oct 1 Tue - Webster Hall, New York, NY 7:00 PM

Oct 3 Thu - Voltage Lounge, Philadelphia, PA 7:00 PM

Oct 8 Tue - Arcadia, Houston, TX 8:00 PM

Oct 10 Thu - The Boiler Room, Dallas, TX 8:00 PM

Oct 12 Sat - Jammin Joe`s, Arvada, CO 8:00 PM

Oct 15 Tue - Characters Pomona, Pomona, CA 7:00 PM


Please spread the word and share it to your media. Thank you so much.

Freitag, 26. Juli 2013

Next week on Im1 TV Byron Nemeth with A NEW FREEDOM

Byron Nemeth - A New Freedom with Mark Boals on vocals will be aired on iM1 starting calendar week 31... so tune in every day to see ‪#‎ByronNemeth‬ s new video monday to friday between 18.30 and 19.00 Uhr and sunday till tuesday 23.00 Uhr www.im1.tv

www.byronnemeth.com
www.byronnemeth.com 

Sonntag, 21. Juli 2013

Scorpions - Moment of Glory Blu Ray Review - VÖ 26.07.2013

Scorpions - with the Berliner Philharmoniker
MOMENT OF GLORY

In 1995 wurde das Projekt "Moment Of Glory" von den Berliner Philharmonikern unter der Leitung von Christian Kolonovits initiiert - da sich das

Orchester zum Ziel gesetzt hatte einmal mit einer international erfolgreichen Rockband zusammen zu arbeiten. Gleichzeitig ist der Song "Moment Of Glory" die offizielle Hymne der Expo 2000 gewesen.

Das Album erreichte mit bislang ca. 2 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren in Deutschland Goldstatus.

Das Konzert fand am 22. Juni 2000 im Rahmen der Expo in Hannover statt und wurde von Desiree Nosbusch moderiert - es ging über fast zwei Stunden.

Im Publikum waren u.a. der deutsche Komiker Karl Dall zu sehen ebenso Gerhard Schröder.


Einige Songs wurden um Orchesterpassagen zum Teil erheblich erweitert. CD und Liveaufzeichnung des Konzertes enthalten teilweise unterschiedliche

Titel. We Don`t Own The World wurde z. B. nur auf dem Konzert gespielt und ist nie auf einem offiziellen Tonträger erschienen.

Bei Big City Nights wurde Klaus Meine von Gastsänger Ray Wilson (Stiltskin, ex Genesis) unterstützt und sie rockten zusammen die Bühne. Ebenso unterstützte der Wiener Kinderchor Gumpoldtskirchener Spatzen die Scorps beim Song "We Don´t Own The World" ganz tatkräftig.

Das Gesamtpaket in Übereinstimmung mit dem Orchester hat etwas ganz besonderes... obwohl das Thema Band trifft auf Orchester nichts Neues ist hat dieses Konzert eine ganz besondere Klasse zumal die Berliner Philhamrmoniker eines der größten klassischen Orchester Deutschlands sind und die Scorpions Deutschlands größte Rockband.



Als Bonusmaterial gibt es einen Directors Cut von "Hurricane 2000" sowie von "Moment Of Glory" und "Here In My Heart" sowie einige Interviews mit den Bandmitgliedern.



Songs:

1. Hurricane 2000
2. Moment Of Glory
3. You And I
4. We Don`t Own The World
5. Here In My Heart
6. We'll Burn The Sky
7. Big City Nights
8. Deadly Sting Suite
9. Wind Of Change
10. Still Loving You
11. Moment Of Glory (Zugabe)


Band:
Klaus Meine (Gesang)
Rudolf Schenker (Gitarre)
Matthias Jabs (Gitarre)
Ralph Rieckermann (Bass)
james Kottak (Schlagzeug)

Scorpions Web

VÖ: 26. Juli 2013
Format: SD-Blu-Ray-Musik
Katalognummer: 1030047EBD
Bildformat: 16:9
Sound-Formate: DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM Stereo
Laufzeit: 116 Minuten
Untertitel nur Interviews: Englisch, Französich, Spanisch, Deutsch


© 7/2013 by Susanne Müller / rocketqueen-susi.de

Samstag, 20. Juli 2013

Bee Gees - One Night Only - Blu Ray - Review - VÖ: 26.07.2013




Bee Gees - One Night Only

Vergesst die Boy Bands - lang leben die Bee Gees. Oft kopiert und nie erreicht. Seit 1960 als Bee Gees unterwegs stiegen sie zu einer der erfolgreichsten Live-, Studio- und Songwriting-Band aller Zeiten auf.

1997 war ein sehr erfolgreiches Jahr für die Bee Gees sprich Rock N Roll
Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall Of Fame sowie Lifetime Achievement Awards, Bambi etc.

One Night Only wurde am 14. November 1997 im MGM Grand von Las Vegas aufgenommen. Und trotz Barrys starken Rückenschmerzen hat er die Show mit Bravur durchgezogen.

Als Gastsängerin trat Celine Dion auf und präsentierte
den Song "Immortality" welchen die Gibb Brüder eigens für sie komponiert hatten. In Deutschland wurde dieser Song mit über 500 000 verkauften Exemplaren mit Platin ausgezeichnet.

Übrigens keine der Hitkracher fehlen hier... man bekommt u. a. Too Much Heaven, Lonely Days, You Should Be Dancing, Massachusetts zu hören. Die Bee Gees in ihrer Bestform. Die Medien betiteln den Auftritt als einen der besten der je von den Bee Gees aufgezeichnet wurde.

Die Aufnahmen wurden restauriert und mit remastertem Sound versehen. Von der Qualität und dem Feeling her ein Gesamtbild als hätte die Show nicht vor fast 16 Jahren stattgefunden sondern erst gestern. Begeisterte Fans, eine lockere Band... ONE NIGHT ONLY trifft den Nagel auf den Kopf.

KAUFEN KAUFEN KAUFEN.


Songs:

1. You Should Be Dancing
2. Alone
3. Massachusetts
4. To Love Somebody
5. I`ve Gotta Get A Message To You
6. Words
7. Closer Than Close
8. Islands In The Stream
9. One
10. Our Love (Don`t Throw It All Away)
11. Night Fever/More Than A Woman
12. Still Waters
13. Lonely Days
14. Morning Of My Life
15. New York Mining Disaster 1941
16. Too Much Heaven
17. I Can`t See Nobody
18. Run To Me
19. And The Sun Will Shine
20. Nights On Broadway
21. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
22. Heartbreaker
23. Guilty
24. Immortality
25. Tragedy
26. I Started A Joke
27. Grease
28. Jive Talkin`
29. How Deep Is Your Love
30. Stayin` Alive
31. You Should Be Dancing


VÖ: 26. Juli 2013
Format: SD-Blu-Ray-Musik
Katalognummer: 1030017EBD
Bildformat: 16:9
Sound-Formate: DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM Stereo
Laufzeit: ca. 143 Minuten
Untertitel nur Interviews: Englisch, Französisch, Deutsch, Spanisch, Holländisch, Italienisch, Portugiesisch




© by Susanne Müller / rocketqueen-susi.de

Donnerstag, 18. Juli 2013

Neues Review online: Aerosmith - Rock For The Rising Sun



Aerosmith - Rock for the Rising Sun


Nach der schaurigen Naturkatastrophe die auch eine nukleare Katastrophe mit sich gebracht hatte
reisten Aerosmith im Auftrag ihrer BACK ON THE ROAD Tour im Herbst 2011 nach Japan. Schon immer fühlte sichdie Band zu Land und Leuten besonders hingezogen. Die Fans ließen sich diese Show nicht entgehen und wurden somit Teil dieser DVD Aufzeichnung namens Rock For The Rising Sun.

Die Reise der Fans lohnte sich im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes. Aerosmith boten ihnen u. a. Hits wie: Draw The Line, Livin`On The Edge, S.O.S. (Too Bad), Walk This Way.

Backstageszenen dürfen wie immer nicht fehlen... diese schwanken zwischen humorvoll und einfühlsam. Als Bonustracks fügte man "Lick And A Promise" und "One Way Street" hinzu.

Was den Sound betrifft kommt dieser eher etwas bearbeitet und zu perfekt rüber. Hier schaut es so aus als wurde soundtechnisch etwas nachgeholfen es klingt für eine DVD Aufnahme zu perfekt.


Songs:

1. Draw The Line
2. Love In An Elevator
3. Livin` On The Edge
4. Hangman Jury
5. No More No More
6. Mama Kin
7. Monkey On My Back
8. Toys In The Attick
9. Listen To The Thunder
10. Sweet Emotion
11. Boogie Man
12. Rats In The Cellar
13. Movin` Out
14 Last Child
15. S.O.S. (Too Bad)
16. Walk This Way
17. Train Kept A Rollin`

Aerosmith Web


VÖ: 19.07.2013
Format: DVD
Bildformat: 16:9
Sound Formate: Sound Formats: DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo)
Laufzeit: ca. 94 Minuten
Untertitel: Englisch, Französisch, Sapnisch, Deutsch


© Susanne Müller / rocketqueen-susi.de

Interview with Absolon (Ken)

 


Hello Ken, Hello Absolon,
 
Please introduce Absolon to my readers.
Absolon is Ken Pike (vocals/guitar), Ed Dumas (guitar), Tyler Colick (guitar), Tim Starace (bass), Jeff Ulicky (drums) and Matthew Tomasone (keyboards)
 
Your debut CD is called Darkness Rising: The Tale of Derek Blackheart. What is it all about?
It is a concept CD telling the story of Derek Blackheart. He becomes a master on the guitar when he’s a young boy and dreams of having the biggest metal band in the world. One night he meets the Dark Master and sells his soul for his dream. Derek and his metal band "Blackheart" becomes the biggest heavy metal band in the world, selling millions of records and playing to sold out arenas all over the world. Finally, he grows tired of what he’s doing and wants out. Thinking his only escape is to die, he takes his own life at his Beverly Hills mansion. To late he finds that, even in death, there is no escape from the Dark Master.
It is a dark story and it doesn’t have a happy ending. I based the overall idea for the concept loosely on Queensryche Operation Mindcrime and Judas Priest Nostradamus.
 
There are some people out there, which didn`t get in touch with your music yet. So how would you describe your style of music to them?
Our music is a combination of the old school European heavy metal (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Queenryche) that I loved and today’s symphonic/goth metal (Kamelot, Pagans Mind, Threshold). We have been compared to a number of bands like Crimson Glory and Mercy Fate but, we get a lot of comparison to Queensryche though. I think that is because of the vocals mostly.
What is the next goal you want to reach with your band?
 
Right now we are gearing up to get out live in support of the CD. We are going to be putting on quite a show and we know people will be blown away. I guess the next goal is to get our butts over to Europe on tour and then look at Japan and South America.
 
And what is Absolon doing at the moment?
 
We are rehearsing, rehearsing and rehearsing. We have three new members, all incredible musicians. We hope to start performing sometime in September.
 
Is there any chance to see you in Europe some time soon?
Well, that’s going to be up to our record label Liquid Tree Records and the company that will be putting together a tour. In fact, our good friend Kimmy B. Shade is working on that. She is great so, I know that we will be over there in the future. We can’t wait, I can tell you that!

Whats your next show in the USA you are going to play?
We are probably going to be doing our first show with the new members sometime in September. The plan is to make a CD release show/party too. Right now, it looks like it will be held at club in Orlando, Florida called The Haven.
 
Which side projects do the band members have besides Absolon?
Hummmm...well, the bass player performs here and there in a band that does all Rush songs. This guy can play Rush songs note for note, he’s that good. Our keyboard player also writes and produces his own music. I think it’s mostly electronica/dubstep stuff but, it’s really good.  Not sure if the other guys are doing any side projects right now.  Absolon IS my project!  LOL
 
Which music do you listen to when you have got some spare time?
I listen to a wide variety of music. I still love old school European metal so, I’ll have Maiden and Priest and Saxon blasting away. I love Kamelot, Pagans Mind, Epica and Lacuna Coil. There’s a lot of new bands and artists out that I’m really getting into. I discovered an incredible artist with wonderful music named Ryo Utasato from Japan. Her music blows me away. Then I also love mood music, Andrea Bocelli, modern jazz, instrumental . . . just a lot of different stuff. The only styles of music I don’t really care for is Country and Rap.
 
Last but not least please leave a message for all your fans.
Well, we are all about our fans which keep growing. I don’t care how good a band is or how popular they might be, without the fans there would be no band. We just want to put on the best show we can and give our fans and potential fans their monies worth. I love being on stage and before an audience. There is no bigger thrill for me. And we very much hope we are going to be coming to Europe soon to play for our many fans there. Horns up Absolon Nation!!!!

 
Thank you for this interview. Wishing you all best for the future, Susi

© Susi Müller / rocketqueen-susi.de

Sonntag, 14. Juli 2013

Charger Taimens report on the Project Rock show July 11th 2013

What's better than rock? PROJECT ROCK! (Live in Kaarina Finland, July 11th 2013)

12. Juli 2013 um 18:00
The brainchild of guitar genius Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper) and drummer master James Kottak (Scorpions) is an all star band paying tribute to the best of the best from the world of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock in a way that one can truly say it's paying tribute not just playing some covers.
This time James was out of the fold and on the drum stool was a man of great talent, mr. Jimmy DeGrasso who you might know from a little band called Megadeth. Other members of the group were Robbie Crane from Ratt and Vince Neil's Solo Band on Bass, Teddy "ZigZag" Andreadis from Guns & Roses and Alice Cooper on Keyboards and Harmonica and ofcourse the vocals are handeled by the best heavy metal vocalist out there mr. Tim "Ripper" Owens.

It was clear from the very start that this was going to be not only a very special, but a very fun night. The band was in brilliant spirits from the very start, joking and goofing around with brilliant chemistry, especially between Tim and Keri and that also conveyed to the audience, which was rocking like there was no tomorrow....I know I was.
From the opening notes of of the Black Sabbath classic Neon Knights it fast became obvious that these guys surely know how to play. Keri nailed the song, added a lot of his own, but still made it sound clearly Iommish. Not something everyone can do...I knew Keri's work with Alice Cooper and I was always very impressed with his playing. With both the old classics and especially on the heavier Brutal Planet stuff. He is a world class guitarist, there is no question about that.
Teddy ZigZag also proved with his many spotlight moments that he is one heck of a keyboard player and can give out truly stellar preformances. Nothing bad can be said about Robbie Crane either, a thundering bassist...and loud...I mean shake your pants loud. Jimmy's drumming was top notch as well and the sound he got out of that rather small drum kit was incredible, so much punch you wouldn't believe!

The set list consisted mainly of stuff from bands that Tim, Keri and Teddy had been in..but they also threw in some Scorpions (Big City Nights and Rock You Like A Hurricane) eventhough James Kottak wasn't able to join the band on the Finland shows. As well as couple of Ozzy tunes, Crazy Train and Mr. Crowley, both which went very well with the crowd. Ofcourse Tim has preformed Mr. Crowley before on an Ozzy tribute album so that one again had a clear connection to him. Also Motörhead's classic Ace Of Spades was a real highlight with the crowd as we got to do some singing again!

Black Sabbath's classic Paranoid got a whole new interpretation when Teddy belted out his Harmonica and delivered a long and furious solo in the middle of the song! Which was a real highlight, that song has been overplayed to death but adding something new to it is a novelty, which I truly enjoyed!
The inclusion of Deep Purple's Highway Star was a real shocker! (Granted I got hinted it was coming before the show by the man himself, but still what a treat!) Tim sang it to absolute perfection. Reaching highnotes that even young Ian Gillan would be envious of. Teddy introduced the song with a nice keyboard solo, which was very Jon Lordish (god rest his soul) and Keri belted out a solo that both Steve and Ritchie would have been proud of. Highway Star is one of my favourite Purple classics and this version left no one in the room cold.
Teddy got to do some more keyboarding as he played an instrumental of November Rain by Guns & Roses as an intro to Mr. Crowley...

The three Judas Priest tracks that were scattered in the set were the classics Hell Bent For Leather, Living After Midnight and the crowd favourite sing-a-long Breaking The Law and Tim delivered the goods on them like only he could. It's hard to imagine it's been over 10 years since he was with Priest, he hasn't lost an inch of his voice...just incredible.
The two Alice Cooper tracks also proved to be real treats! Although I was secretly hoping for something from Brutal Planet, would have loved to hear Tim tackle the title track or maybe Wicked Young Man!
Tim took time to talk about Ronnie James Dio, the greatest singer who ever lived, before the band launched into a furious version of Rainbow In The Dark, which the crowd more than happily sang along with...loud.
We also got a bit of an improv jam as Tim asked Robbie to give him some bass and he went into the Iron Maiden classic The Number Of The Beast which Tim and Jimmy then joined in for a short while!

But the real highlight and the moment I was looking for the most was the last encore...I knew there was no way they would go off stage without preforming one of the greatest songs ever made, Black Sabbath's HEAVEN AND HELL. Once the first notes exploded so did the crowd, singing along that iconic riff without Tim even asking for it. Then (just like Ronnie) he asked us to sing it again...loud...and we surely did. That was a very emotional thing. That song just always does it for me. Now that Ronnie's no longer with us, the only person who can do that song the proper justice is Tim. What an amazing conclusion to an amazing night.



The crowd was truly into the music like only a bunch of true Finnish Headbanging Bastards could ever be, and Tim even noticed it and gave us some high praises. Like I've always said when it's clear that the band is having a great time on stage, it's so much easier for the crowd to join into the fun...and that surely happened on this summer's night at Old Texas. It was one big party....with one hell of a band.

Considering the variety of the material played here it is more than clear why I consider Tim the best singer in the metal world right now...his versatility is incredible. If there is a song he can't sing, I sure as hell haven't heard it yet. The over 90 minute set flew by and the crowd was left with a sense of satisfaction that only a night of Heavy Metal extravaganza can provide.



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