FRANK ZAPPA HOLOGRAM TO WORLD PREMIERE NEW MUSICWITH FORMER BANDMATES ON“THE BIZARRE WORLD OF FRANK ZAPPA”HOLOGRAM TOURNORTH AMERICAN PERFORMANCESSET TO LAUNCH FRIDAY, APRIL 19TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15U.S. DATES COME IN ADVANCE OFEUROPEAN SHOWS “We’re excited to world premiere a handful of Frank Zappa compositions; these mind-melting concerts we’re putting together celebrate the music, often surreal imagery and humour synonymous with Frank.”—Ahmet ZappaLive music’s premier hologram production company Eyellusion has announced that a who’s who of ZAPPA fan favorite musicians will support “The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” hologram tour which will make its debut this April in the U.S. The nine U.S. shows kick off Friday, April 19, with seven European shows in May to follow.Additional dates will be announced in the coming months. Tickets for the U.S. shows go on sale Friday, February 15at 10:00 AM (ET) at all major ticketing outlets, with a special VIP pre-sale (details here) launching on Wednesday, February 13. In 1974, FRANK ZAPPA transformed his Los Angeles rehearsal space into a sound stage and cranked out some unbelievable performances seen and heard only by the camera operators in the room. The audio from these performances–locked away in the ZAPPA vaults for 44 years–will serve as the basis for what will be the world’s most ambitious hologram tour to date. The “can’t miss” concert spectacle is being produced in close cooperation with the ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST. The “Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” hologram tour band is comprised of former ZAPPA bandmates for this monumental series of shows. The touring unit boasts guitarists Ray White and Mike Keneally, bassist Scott Thunes, multi-instrumentalist Robert Martin, percussionist Ed Mann, and drummer and ZAPPA archivistJoe “Vaultmeister” Travers. “As a futurist, and hologram enthusiast, Frank fearlessly broke through boundary after boundary as an artist and in honouring his indomitable spirit, we’re about to do it again, 25 years after his passing,” said Ahmet Zappa, EVP of business development for Eyellusion and co-trustee of the ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST.“We’re excited to world premiere a handful of Frank Zappa compositions; these mind-melting concerts we’re putting together celebrate the music, often surreal imagery and humour synonymous with Frank. We will be pushing the limits of what anyone has seen holographically on stage before in a live venue. Circumstances, objects, places and subject matter from Frank’s songs and imagination will be brought to life for the first time on stage. We are anthropomorphizing Frank’s music utilizing various visual techniques, art styles, classic imagery from his album artwork and characters from his songs, culminating in one extremely bizarre, live music experience.”My father and I actively discussed 3D and ‘holography’ and it was a concept he actively engaged in. He actually devoted half a chapter of his The Real Frank Zappa Book to this subject. This is a love letter and a journey celebrating the genius artistry of Frank Zappa. On a personal note, I feel like I am finishing something my father started years ago. And let’s not forget, Frank himself will be rocking his fans, alongside his bandmates like nobody’s business.” The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa U.S. dates are as follows:
Port Chester, NY
Kodak Center Theater
Red Bank, NJ
Long Island, NY
The Palace Theatre
Wilkes Barre, PA
Scottish Rite Auditorium
The Modell Lyric
The European shows are as follows:
Announcing the 2019 Summer Tour!
DEAD & COMPANY – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti –announces its 2019 tour, kicking off on Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1stin Mountain View, California at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and returning for two-night stands at iconic venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Wrigley Field (Chicago), The Gorge Amphitheatre (George, Washington), and Folsom Field (Boulder, Colorado), as well as a concert at the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium. A full listing of tour dates can be found below.
To ensure fans get tickets in their hands directly, Fan Registration is available HERE for the 2019 tour dates until 8pm local time Saturday December 1, through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program; supplies are limited (not available for the July 5-6 concerts at Folsom Field).
CID Entertainment will join Dead & Company on the road once again to offer VIP Packages that include a premium reserved seat or early entry to the General Admission pit. The summer tour will also feature a new VIP package that grants early entry to the lawn with a Dead & Company branded chair. Additional Dead & Company VIP perks range from access to Loose Lucy’s Lounge to a limited edition, screen printed Dead & Company poster. For fans seeking overnight accommodations, a limited amount of Travel Packages will be available that bundle tickets with hotel reservations. Dead & Company VIP and Travel Package details are available HERE.
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BOB WEIR AND WOLF BROS TO TOUR THIS FALL TRIO FEATURING DON WAS AND JAY LANE PERFORMING SONGS OF GRATEFUL DEAD AND MORE 19 DATES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros featuring Bob Weir, Don Was and Jay Lane performing songs of Grateful Dead and more will embark on a 19-stop tour this Spring.
Weir says, “Wolf Bros is something that really took its roots back in the spring of 2015 when Don Was came up to TRI and helped us piece together Dead & Company. For a while now I’ve been itchin’ to explore our songs in a trio setting. An upright bass, my acoustic or electric guitar and a drummer. We did some rehearsals this past spring and it was big fun—and that’s the whole idea. We were kickin’ around Dead songs as well as tunes from my back pages. I’m pretty sure we’re gonna have a big adventure with this…”
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Today, Friday, August 17, SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS have unveiled the new song “Mind Your Manners,” off their new album titled LIVING THE DREAM out on September 21 via SLASH’s own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with RoadrunnerRecords . The new song follows the release of first single “Driving Rain” now the highest charting radio debut of SLASH’s solo career cracking Top 20 at Rock radio with a climb to #17 this week. “D riving Rain”has already generated well over 1 million streams . Listen to “Driving Rain” HERE and “Mind Your Manners” HERE , purchase the songs digitally HERE and pre-order LIVING THE DREAM HERE .
SLASH describes “Mind Your Manners,” “I wrote this song on the spot to help the band get up and running once we got back in the studio this past January. It’s just a go-for-it type of song. Pretty straightforward rock and fun to play.” MYLES KENNEDY adds “’Mind Your Manners’ was something I didn’t hear until the guys had started jamming together. It’s a cool, up-tempo sort of thing and I knew immediately it would have its own place on this record. Lyrically, it’s about how when things are going well there always tends to be someone who tries to rain on your parade and knock you down. You have to keep people like that in check and not let them get to you.”
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS (L-R): BRENT FITZ (drums), SLASH (guitar), MYLES KENNEDY (vocals) FRANK SIDORIS (guitar & vocals) and TODD KERNS (bass & vocals).
Credit all: Gene Kirkland.
T oday, August 17 , SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS announced a secondLos Angeles show set for October 16 at The Palladium in Hollywood, CA . Tickets for the Octo ber 16 Los Angeles show are onsale starting today, HERE . The group’s North American headlining tourofficially begins September 13 in Los Angeles and will visit 20 major cities including New York, Denver, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC (Silver Spring, MD), Chicago (New Buffalo, MI), Dallas (Thackerville, OK), Austin, Houston, and more before ending October 16 in Los Angeles (all dates below). All tickets for the fall SMKC tour are available at : http://www.slashonline.com .
LIVING THE DREAM is SLASH’s fourth solo album, and third with SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS(Guitar & Vocals). On LIVING THE DREAM , SLASH and his band re-teamed with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus) on the powerful 12 song collection . The band’s previous albums World On Fire and Apocalyptic Love , debuted in the Top Ten on 12 charts globally, spawned three #1 hit singles at U.S. Rock Radio and earned worldwide praise garnering SLASHsome of the best critical acclaim of his career. World On Fire was tagged by Guitar World as “another bold and unapologetically riffy statement” and “a varied, immersive and incredibly hard rocking effort” (December 2014). Rolling Stone described Apocalyptic Love–the band’s debut album–as “filled with head bangers and plenty of fancy fretwork” and Revolver declared it “a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars, or more suitably, open-air stadiums” (May 2012).
LIVING THE DREAM album cover art created by artist Ron English.
Following is the tracklisting for LIVING THE DREAM :
S LASH –the iconic, GRAMMY-winning , American rock guitarist , songwriter and film producer –has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies , garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame . SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album , Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie ,Myles Kennedy and more. Shortly after, he formed his current band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS –which features MYLES KENNEDY (lead vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums), TODD KERNS (bass/vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (rhythm guitar)–who’ve been touring worldwide and making music for over four years . SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at #4 as the top rock album . Apocalyptic Love has the added distinction of spawningSLASH’s first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits : “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASHreleased Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from SLASHfiction, his film/TV production company specializing in the horror genre. He is currently working on a new film project. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS unleashed their second album World On Fire to worldwide praise garnering SLASH some of the best critical acclaim of his career. SLASH’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten , World On Fire achieved over 12, Top Ten chart debuts around the world . The album’s title track, first single “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio . In 2016, Guns N’ Roses re-united and SLASH joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the ongoing “ Not In This Lifetime Tour” which Billboard now ranks as the fourth-highest grossing tour of all time .
ANN WILSON OF HEART
TODAY RELEASES “I AM THE HIGHWAY”
AS FIRST TRACK FROM HER NEW ALBUM
DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 14 ON BMG
ANN’S HEADLINING DATES START TONIGHT,
AFTER WHICH SHE JOINS THE SUMMER-LONG
“STARS ALIGN TOUR”
WITH JEFF BECK AND PAUL RODGERS BEGINNING JULY 18
Photo Credit: Kimberly Adamis
ANN WILSON of HEART, one of rock’s most distinctive and powerful vocalists, has released “I Am the Highway” as the first track from her new album that’s due out September 14 on BMG. Fittingly titled IMMORTAL, the album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay tribute to some of ANN‘s influences and friends who’ve recently passed and whose music poignantly lives on.
“I Am The Highway”–originally an Audioslave song that was sung by the late Chris Cornell and written with his bandmates–was released today (July 6) across all digital platformsafter its premiere yesterday at RollingStone.com. The song is also available as an instant-grat track with album pre-orders, starting today; click here to access.
“The song is strong, confident, spiritual,” says the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee of “I Am The Highway.” “It’s about a person who refuses to be tied down to the mundane, who is constantly looking for freedom and independence on a more universal scale, not just ordinary everyday reality. It was the cry of a soul, and it’s a beautiful song. Chris and I were friends; we had a lot in common, we were both outsiders in a way. He left us with amazing music.”
For IMMORTAL, which marks her debut for BMG, ANN has teamed with original Heart producer Mike Flicker (Dreamboat Annie, Magazine, Little Queen, Dog and Butterfly and Bebe Le Strange, among others). “Mike was the first producer to believe in me,” ANN says. “He was my first teacher in the studio and knows how to provide that special support needed to bring out my soul in the recording process. It is exciting to work with him for the first time since 1980. I have traveled many, many miles since then but the old feeling is still there and fresh on Immortal. He has fearlessly helped me bring my ideas to life once again and it’s been a great collaboration.”
ANN chose the album title IMMORTAL after revealing some working titles early on in the project. “The original working titles evolved as the concept for the album evolved; a little bit at a time,” explains ANN. “As my understanding of what I had undertaken grew and clarified, I realized a larger truth; that the souls may have departed but the songs will forever be their resonances. These are the poets of our time and their expressions must be handed down. Poetry is lasting and elemental like carvings in rock.”
The finely etched tracks that comprise IMMORTAL cover a lot of musical ground, with many highlights including songs by Leonard Cohen (“A Thousand Kisses Deep”), Amy Winehouse (“Back to Black”), David Bowie (“I’m Afraid of Americans”), Lesley Gore (“You Don’t Own Me”) and Tom Petty (“Luna”). ANN says the criteria for choosing this collection of songs was easy. “First of all, I had to LOVE them! They had to be songs I could get inside of authentically as a singer. Lyrics are important to me but the most important thing is always the marriage of words and melody that makes the song magic!”
With sexism at the forefront of the national conversation, ANN says this did factor into the inclusion of “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore. “‘You Don’t Own Me’ was originally an early feminist anthem in the 1960’s and ’70’s. Since then the idea of self possession has grown to be more universal…This song is about refusing to be objectified and owned. By anyone.”
IMMORTAL includes some very special guests as well. “Warren Haynes plays on Tom Petty’s ‘Luna’ and ‘You Don’t Own Me,'” ANN reveals. “Ben Mink is featured on Leonard Cohen’s ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’ and Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black.’ They are both musicians and great people whom I admire. It’s always a pleasure and an honor to work with them. Their souls shine through on these songs!”
The full IMMORTAL track listing is as follows:
“You Don’t Own Me” (Lesley Gore)
“I Am the Highway” (Chris Cornell, Audioslave)
“Luna” (Tom Petty)
“I’m Afraid of Americans” (David Bowie)
“Politician” (Cream) in honor of Jack Bruce
“A Thousand Kisses Deep” (Leonard Cohen)
“Life in the Fast Lane” (Joe Walsh, The Eagles) in honor of Glenn Frey
“Back to Black” (Amy Winehouse)
“A Different Corner” (George Michael)
“Baker Street” (Gerry Rafferty)
ANN‘s headlining solo dates start tonight (July 6) in Snoqualmie, WA and run through July 15 in Aspen, CO. Then, she joins the much-anticipated “Stars Align Tour” with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers, which kicks off July 18 in West Valley City, Utah and stops in over 20 cities across the U.S. and Canada including Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Toronto and Nashville, before wrapping August 26 in Tampa. ANN‘s set list this summer will include songs from IMMORTAL. The songs will also be featured in ANN‘s first-ever solo television special (details TBA), taped this past Aprilat the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL, to coincide with the album’s release.
ALLIGATOR RECORDS SET TO RELEASE ELVIN BISHOP’S BIG FUN TRIO SOMETHING SMELLS FUNKY ‘ROUND HERE NEXT FRIDAY, JULY 13
LISTEN BEFORE YOU BUY! Stop by our free stuff page to download the track Right Now Is The Hour and check out our jukebox to hear (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher and Another Mule.
“Elvin Bishop has always been big fun and is the ringmaster in his own blues circus. With Willy Jordan and Bob Welsh, Bishop whomps out tough, muscular and rollicking boogie-infused blues.”
“Deceptively loose but always tight…the raspy chuckle in Bishop’s singing and the sharp sting of his guitar are forceful and fresh, enduring and fun.” –Fresh Air, NPR
“Raw and simple and utterly endearing.” –Relix
Ever since Rock & Roll and Blues Hall Of Famer Elvin Bishop first hit the scene with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band back in 1965, he’s blazed his own musical trail. Touring the world for decades delivering his original, good-time countrified blues, Elvin has always inspired his fans with his rowdy guitar playing and witty, slice-of-life songs.
Late in 2015, Elvin formed The Big Fun Trio, with Bishop on guitar and vocals and his friends Bob Welsh on piano and guitar and Willy Jordan on cajón (a hand-played Peruvian drumbox) and vocals. The group’s instantly crowd-pleasing music and undeniable chemistry took the blues world by storm. Their debut album won both a Grammy nomination and a Blues Music Award nomination.
SOMETHING SMELLS FUNKY ‘ROUND HERE finds the group again fearlessly laying it all on the line. The album mixes rousing, new originals, reinventions of three Bishop classics and some unexpected, soul-shaking covers. Elvin wrote or co-wrote five songs (including two by the entire trio). The potent title track—a tongue-in-cheek State Of The Union address as only Elvin can deliver— kicks the album off with Bishop aiming his lyrical truths at the chaos in Washington, while his deep blues guitar playing drives the point home. Lookin’ Goodfinds Elvin autobiographically gazing in the rearview mirror with sharp, wry lyrics accompanied by Welsh’s perfect blues piano. Willy Jordan sings lead on four songs, including blistering reinventions of Jackie Wilson’s Higher And Higher and Ann Peebles’ I Can’t Stand The Rain. Bob Welsh, whose guitar or piano playing highlight every song, pounds the ivories on his own Bob’s Boogie.
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio are clearly having a very good time. Having spent almost three years performing, these three tremendously talented musicians continue to inspire each other to new heights. As Living Bluessays, “Elvin’s Bishop’s Big Fun Trio has wonderful chemistry and are a joy to hear.”
Pre-order SOMETHING SMELLS FUNKY ‘ROUND HERE for the sale price of $14.98.
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ALBUM FEATURES THE TOP 5 ROCK SONG “BULLETPROOF” AND TITLE TRACK, “WHEN LEGENDS RISE”
SET FOR FESTIVAL APPEARANCE TONIGHT IN JACKSONVILLE, FL AT WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE
BAND KICKS OFF CO-HEADLINING 30-CITY AMPHITHEATER TOUR WITH SHINEDOWN ON JULY 22
Multi-platinum band GODSMACK, today (4/27), have released WHEN LEGENDS RISE (via BMG), marking the band’s seventh studio album and their first in four years. The 11-song collection features the Top 5 rock song “Bulletproof” and title track, “When Legends Rise,“ which premiered recently (4/13) with Billboard.com alongside an interview with GODSMACK’s SULLY ERNA. In addition, “When Legends Rise” will serve as a theme song for WWE’s “Greatest Royal Rumble” event, which streams live today at noon ET on WWE Network. WHEN LEGENDS RISE is available on CD, LP and Digital. Purchase or Stream it here.
Earlier this month, GODSMACK released the official music video for “Bulletproof.“Directed by filmmaker Troy Smith, the song’s video is a short film that parodies the making of a rock video with cameos from Billy Ray Cyrus and Sebastian Bach. SULLY ultimately hires his crazy Italian cousin to direct the video and everything goes wrong.Click hereto watch.
Tonight, the band–SULLY ERNA [vocals, guitar], TONY ROMBOLA [guitar], ROBBIE MERRILL [bass], and SHANNON LARKIN [drums]–will kick off their 2018 live shows in Jacksonville, FL headlining at Welcome to Rockville, the first of seven U.S. festivals the band will perform at through July 14. Next up is their co-headlining six-week outdoor amphitheater tour with Shinedown which kicks off July 22 and hits more than 30 cities (see all dates below).
20 years since the release of their debut album and 20 million album sales later, GODSMACK are an even stronger animal than before. The proof is in the grooves of WHEN LEGENDS RISE.
As Hoobastank gear up for the release of PUSH PULL, their sixth studio album out May 25, the group have premiered the title track and lyric video today HERE . PUSH PULL finds the multi-platinum, 3X GRAMMY-nominated Hoobastank — DOUG ROBB (Lead vocals/rhythm guitar), DAN ESTRIN Lead guitar/keyboards), CHRIS HESSE (Drums/percussion/backing vocals), JESSE CHARLAND (bassist/keyboardist/backing vocals)–exploring both rock and pop songwriting with a renewed vigor. PUSH PULL ( Napalm Records ) is available for pre-order HERE and at PledgeMusic HERE.
Watch the lyric video for “Push Pull,” the title track from Hoobastank’s new albumHEREor click on the image below to play the song.
On PUSH PULL, the band partnered with producer Matt Wallace(Faith No More, Deftones, Maroon 5, Andy Grammer). As a result, the album nails a bull’s-eye to the group’s underappreciated sweet spot–the large-scale, muscular ‘80s-‘90s alternative rock of U2, Duran Duran, INXS and even Tears for Fears, whose “Heads Over Heels” gets abrawny, Bowiesque take on the new collection. Hoobastank approached PUSH PULLwith the swagger and confidence of a band whose first three albums all went either gold, platinum or multi-platinum. “The Reason”garnered multiple GRAMMY nominations for “Song of the Year,” “Best Rock Album” and “Best Pop Performance” for a Duo or Group.
Album highlights include the go-for-broke “Just Let Go (Who Cares if We Fall),” which sums up Hoobastank’s attitude. “At least we get to fly,” sings ROBB. In the title track“Push Pull,” and “More Beautiful,” DOUG unleashes his falsetto, while the funky R&B feel is a tribute to DAN’s early, late–‘90s penchant for Chic and “groove-based” dance music. Songs like “True Believer” and “Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)” show Hoobastank maturing from adolescent to adult relationships, often examining the difficulty of keeping alive the sexuality that fuels them. “We Don’t Need the World” and “There Will Never Be Another” explore the protective bubble and the memories which bind two people together. DOUG’s lyrics to the headphones-worthy “Fallen Star” were inspired by a memory of him watching television one night and seeing a military family of a soldier who had died in combat. It made him think of the brave men and women who serve and even more so now the parents of those who serve.
With PUSH PULL, Hoobastank find themselves looking back to the future, combining the best of what brought them here and establishing their presence in the current pop-rock spectrum.
Hoobastank. Photo credit: Ashley Osborn.
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