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'Rock Orators: Rock Deity & the Iconoclasts'.

Posted by Stephanie Lynne on July 24, 2014 at 1:49am 0 Comments

'Rock Orators: Rock Deity & the Iconoclasts'.

By Stephanie Lynne Thorburn.

 

'The Rock Orators', image from 'Iconography of Soul' collection. By Stephanie Lynne Thorburn
'The Rock Orators', image from 'Iconography of Soul' collection. By Stephanie Lynne Thorburn
'The Rock Orators'.
Summer blog.  Stephanie Lynne.
This is Part I in my 'Rock Orators' feature, comprising excepts from my new text on Rock's archetypal front men & women:  namely the great, 'The Rock 'n' Roll Orators'!  Enjoy- a labour of love publication from the heart....



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Notions of power, candour & liberty are expressed within the musical currency of potent rock oratory. This new classic rock biography explores the essential craft, charisma and intimate narratives imbued in the recording history of some of rock 'n' roll's most starkly gifted orators.



A biographical homage eclipsing rock deity with an iconoclastic 'contraband' infusion of proletarian talent.




Introduction.…



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GNR/Whitesnake Supergroup Joins Def Leppard/KISS Tour

Posted by News on July 22, 2014 at 10:31am 1 Comment

Rock supergroup The Dead Daisies are about to join up with the mammoth Def Leppard/KISS summer tour, after already smashing it on the road with Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd this month.

The band features Jon Stevens (Noisewoks, INXS and rumour has it a 90s Van Halen audition) on vocals, guitarists Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) and David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix), bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys, and drummer Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Whitesnake/Billy Idol).

Before joining the Def Leppard/KISS tour, the band will hit the studio with producer Ben Grosse (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Marilyn Manson, Filter, KD Lang) in Los Angeles to record some new material.

But fans and the curious won’t have to wait too long to hear new music: the band will release a new EP titled Face I Love on August 1, featuring four hard-hitting rock tracks including a cover of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” The EP’s title track was launched in late June in conjunction with an innovative app where fans were encouraged to upload uploading photos of faces they love, to become part of the artwork for the EP cover and touring posters.

By Peter Hodgson 

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Primus Drummer Suffers Heart Attack

Posted by News on July 22, 2014 at 10:26am 0 Comments

Tim “Herb” Alexander, drummer for Primus, is preparing to undergo a bypass procedure to remove a blockage from arteries near his heart after suffering a heart attack on the weekend, band founder Les Claypool has revealed.

Claypool has asked for fans to keep his bandmate in their thoughts, posting on Facebook; “He is a strong Herculean fellow and we all expect him to be up and around in no time,” Claypool wrote, “but with all surgical endeavors, we want to make sure he has the best energy working for him, so let’s all throw our coins in the nearest fountain, wish on the first star of the night, blow out the birthday cake candles with him in mind, pray to whichever deity seems appropriate and generally send good thoughts his way so we can soon, once again, experience the glory that is the magnificent percussive rhythm of the mighty Tim Alexander."

Aside from Primus, Alexander is also a sometime performer in Tool/A Perfect Circle vocalist Maynard James Keenan’s Pusifer outfit, and also appeared on A Perfect Circle’s debut album and their DVD/CD release aMotion.

By Peter Hodgson 

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Eric Clapton To Release JJ Cale Tribute

Posted by News on July 22, 2014 at 10:05am 0 Comments

Eric Clapton recently announced he's planning to retire from touring, but he's not stopping altogether reports Rolling Stone.  

Clapton is currently completing The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale. But Clapton's homage to his late friend also involved new music being recorded, even if new songs don't come easy these days.  

“I'm just lazy,” Clapton tells Rolling Stone. “ When I get to 'What am I going to do for that bit?,' I stop and turn on the TV. I'm easily distracted. What I've done a lot is written songs, then forgotten them. I put them down as a voice memo, on my phone, then I lose the memo.”

But he admits, “I have some time in August in the studio to complete that, and maybe start recording self-penned stuff.”

But any commitment to major touring is gone. "I don't want to work that hard, that much, anymore," he admits. "The Breeze was a joy to do. I was planning to write and record another album for myself when JJ passed away. So that's the next thing I would do.

“Next year, I might do a couple of shows and say, 'Folks, that's it, I'm off.' Then I'll see what I make of that, whether I'm content to just go into the studio now and then and play at home for the family.”

By Michael Leonard 

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Tony Iommi Wants To Work With Tom Jones

Posted by News on July 22, 2014 at 9:58am 0 Comments

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has said he would like to work with Welsh singer Tom Jones – he of '60s hits “It's Not Unusual” and “What's New Pussycat.” Jones has previously collaborated with Welsh bands Stereophonics and (Manic Street Preachers') James Dean Bradfield.

Iommi has said the idea to work with Jones first came about over 25-years-ago in a joke magazine article, but has revealed that he hopes the collaboration will now become a reality.

"Someone said we could create a concept album about a mythical monster visiting a Welsh pit village," Iommi told Team Rock. "I was talking to Tom recently and he said 'Did you ever see that thing in the press about me joining you guys? It's not a bad idea, is it?'"

He added: "I like Tom, he's good. I'd actually like to do something with him. It could work."

Black Sabbath continue to play live promoting their

13 album, but if Sabbath don't record again we might be hearing a collaboration that certainly is unusual.

 

By Michael Leonard 

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Guitar Stars Pay Tribute To Johnny Winter

Posted by News on July 22, 2014 at 9:54am 0 Comments

Johnny Winter


After the passing of blues guitar legend Johnny Winter on 16 July, stars of the guitar world have been paying personal tributes.

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top says: "When I first saw Johnny perform, I was maybe 12 or 13, and he was known as 'Johnny Daddy Winter' nd we've always thought of him as exactly that: 'One Cool Daddy.'

“Johnny became a dear and passionate friend as well as the accomplished bluesman we have come to admire.

"It's now a moment for celebration of his brilliance frozen for all time. We've lost another of the gifted guitar greats and a truly soulful spirit.”

KISS's Paul Stanley Tweeted: “RIP JOHNNY WINTER. We have lost one of the absolute greats. What a player. Thank you for all the fire.”

Bruce Kulick added: “Sad to wake up to the news about Johnny Winter's death. I can't forget the Gibson Firebird, I just brought out on the road a few weeks ago, and I told Lisa, "Johnny Winter used them, and they are quite amazing guitars". So was Johnny. He played lead guitar on the demo that got my band Blackjack with Michael Bolton a record deal back in 1979. RIP. One of the greats.”

Zakk Wylde Tweeted:” GOD BLESS JOHNNY WINTER 1944-2014...LONG LIVE THE KING OF THE FIREBIRD.”

Steve Lukather Tweeted: “The world has lost one of the greats. RIP Johnny Winter.”

Derek Trucks and The Trucks Tedichi Band Tweeted: “Farewell to our friend Johnny Winter. One of the finest guitarists ever,” with some recommended Johnny Winter tracks.

Joe Perry said: “So sad and shocked Johnny Winter passed on....I just now found out and feel speechless at this moment.”

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2nd KILLASUNDAY Event

Posted by GotGame on July 21, 2014 at 6:48pm 0 Comments

Presented by: For the People, By the People.

Bands(Not listed by set times!)
THORN
APEx down
The Tracks 
Surrender Reality 
Seven Faces 
Dodriver 
Black Heart Suicide 
Letterbox
Chloroform
Todd McMahon from Sin District 
Billy Draws Two 

All you can drink beer specials
Car show out front
50/50 Raffle
Pizza from Sub Maters 
ALL AGES!!!!!!!
American Legion Sikora Post 1322
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ABELL APRILIA, perempuan yang berkarya dan mampu stand out di dunia musik rock

Posted by CPROCK_promosibandindo on July 21, 2014 at 6:07am 0 Comments

          Musik keras dan distorsi gitar yang meraung-raung, selama ini identik dengan musik yang didominasi oleh kaum pria. Namun, sesungguhnya ada banyak perempuan yang berkarya dan mampu stand out di dunia musik rock. Sebut saja gitaris perempuan asal Adelaide bernama Orianthi dan 4 gitaris perempuan dunia lainnya yang menghentak panggung dengan musiknya. Dari Indonesia pun, kita mengenal sosok Priza Rianzi, Tashea Nicole hingga Jojo Draven.

Tak kalah dengan gitaris perempuan berbakat lainnya, kali ini ada sosokmungil, berambut panjang sepinggang dan bermata lebar yang bakal berbagi cerita dengan Vemale. Siapa sangka aksinya di atas panggung bersama gitar kesayangannya begitu mempesona. Ya, ia adalah Abell Aprilia.

Abell aprilia, Lahir di kota malang, pada

tanggal 23 april 1992. Abel juga dikenal

sebagai vocalis dan gitaris dari band

Ishokuichi, yang sudah cukup berpengalaman

diblantika musik malang.



Doi terobsesi jadi gitaris karena ingin

membuat penikmat musik senang dengan

perfomance yang dia tunjukan, bahkan kalau

perlu, abel ingin jadi gitaris hingga sampai

tua .Notabene, keluarga abel suka bermain

musik, sosok kakek lah yang membuat abel

ingin belajar musik dan sang kakek yang

mengajari abel.

Pada awal belajar musik, abel sempat…

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Pink Floyd: The Division Bell: 20th Anniversary Collector's Box Set (Parlophone Records/Warner Music Group)

Posted by Steve Rosen on July 20, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Released in 1994, The Division Bell was Pink Floyd's final album. Though Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall tend to receive more recognition, this remarkable record debuted at number one in America and the UK and additionally went to the top of the charts in eight other countries. It sold millions and spawned the massive hit "Marooned."

The album has now been rereleased in an extraordinary box set that includes a total of six discs. There is a two-LP 180-gram vinyl edition of the album remastered by Doug Sax utilitzing the original analog tapes. There are five additional discs composed of: a red 7" vinyl replica of the  single "Take It Back;" a clear 7" vinyl replica of "High Hopes;" a 12" blue vinyl replica of "High Hopes" with reverse laser etched design; and the 2011 Discovery remaster of the album as well as  Blu-ray disc including the album in HD Audio. There is also a previously unreleased 5.1 surround sound audio mix of the album by Andy Jackson.

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin produced the original album. That release 20 years ago represented an audio recording that sounded as good as any record ever released. This new rerecording by James Guthrie and Joel Plante - two gifted technicians sharing a long association with the band - adds textures and elements that make this impossibly beautiful album even more extraordinary.

The CD reviewed here is a sampler of tracks and includes:

1) Keep Talking (radio edit)

2) High Hopes (radio edit)

3) Take it Back (radio edit)

4) What Do You Want From Me

5) Keep…

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