The Dead Daisies Announce ‘Burn It Down’ Specs

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The Dead Daisies is alive and well.

The band has announced it will release its next album this spring.  Titled Burn It Down, the album will be the band’s fourth full-length studio recording and will be released Friday, April 6, 2018 via Spitfire/SPV.  It will be available on Digipack CD, Digital, picture disc vinyl and deluxe vinyl/CD combo pack.

The 10-song record was recorded in Nashville, TV with Marti Frederiksen leading the project.  Anthony Focx mixed the record while Howie Weinberg handled mastering.  Also joining the band for its latest album is Deen Castronovo (Revolution Saints, Bad English, Journey).  Castronovo played alongside guitarist Doug Aldrich most recently on Revolution Saints’ most recent album Light in the Dark (2017).

The album’s track listing is noted below.

THE DEAD DAISIES — BURN IT DOWN TRACK LISTING: 

Resurrected

Rise Up

Burn It Down 

Judgement Day 

What Goes Around 

Bitch

Set Me Free

Dead And Gone 

Can’t Take It With You 

Leave Me Alone 

Front man Jon Corabi said in a recent interview that he enjoyed working on the album and was looking forward to its release.

“I’m extremely excited about our new record “Burn It Down!,” Corabi said.  “It was a pleasure to once again work with Marti Frederiksen and the band on what I believe is the next great step in The Dead Daisies journey. This is a balls-out old school rock record!!! Enjoy it, and see you all on our massive 2018 world tour!!!! Peace, Crabby”

Aldrich anticipated the album’s release, too.

“The new Daisies album will melt your face!,” Aldrich said.  “It is raw and in-your-face with a whole new sound!”

The band will take to the road this spring in Europe in support of Burn It Down beginning April 8 in Glasgow, UK.  The band’s European schedule currently runs through May 12 in Madrid, Spain.  The tour also includes performances in France, Hungary, Belarus, Germany and a number of other nations.  The full schedule is noted below.

THE DEAD DAISIES BURN IT DOWN WORLD TOUR UK & EUROPE:

UK  (with special guests THE TREATMENT* & THE AMORETTES) 

APRIL 

Sunday 8th Garage Glasgow, UK

Monday 9th  Robin 2 Bilston, UK

Tuesday 10th  Koko London, UK*

Thursday 12th  Academy 2 Manchester, UK

Friday 13th  Rock City Nottingham, UK*

Saturday 14th  Academy Bristol, UK*

EUROPE (with special guests THE NEW ROSES) 

APRIL 

Monday 16th  013 Tilburg, NET

Tuesday 17th    Biebob Vosselaar, BEL

Wednesday 18th  Markthalle Hamburg, GER

Friday 20th  Sticky Fingers Gothenburg, SWE

Saturday 21st  Parktreateret Oslo, NOR

Sunday 22nd  Klubben Stockholm, SWE

Tuesday 24th  Pumpehuset Copenhagen, DEN

Wednesday 25th  Rosenhof Osnabrueck, GER

Thursday 26th  Backstage Werk  Munich, GER

Friday 27th  Barba Negra Track Budapest, HUN

Sunday 29th  Simm City Vienna, AUS

MAY 

Tuesday 1st  Thanks Jimi Festival Wroclaw, POL

Thursday 3rd  Kesselhaus Berlin, GER

Friday 4th  Schlachthof Wiesbaden, GER

Saturday 5th  Live Music Hall  Cologne, GER

Sunday 6th  Le Trabendo Paris, FRA

Tuesday 8th  Z7 Pratteln, SWI

Wednesday 9th Live Club  Trezo (Milan), ITA

Friday 11th  Zentral  Pamplona, SPA

Saturday 12th  Mon Madrid, SPA

More information on Burn It Down is available online along with all of The Dead Daisies’ latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://thedeaddaisies.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheDeadDaisies

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheDeadDaisies

 

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Blameshift To Make NAMM Appearance Next Week To Promote Its Jewelry Line

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Independent hard rock act Blameshift will be at this year’s annual Winter NAMM Show next week, and the appearance won’t just be to promote its music.

The band will be at the conference — held this year at Anaheim, California — from Jan. 25 – 28 to promote its hard rock jewelry line Strung.  Originally created in 2016 after a trial run in 2014, the jewelry line is aimed at both men and women.

One of the band’s newest items that will be on display at the conference is a bracelet called the U Collection Line for Men.  It is the first-ever adjustable bass guitar string bracelet for men.  It uses a heavy gauge string and will come first in silver before eventually being rolled out in other colors throughout the year.

Strung’s current jewelry offerings include 27 different charm bracelets.  Just last year, Strung unveiled a necklace line called the “Rock Goddess Choker Chord” and a unisex beaded line called “The Rock Warrior Collection.”  This line uses the ball ends of a bass guitar and have titled connected to various rock songs.

A portion of all jewelry sold by Strung goes to benefit music education for under privileged children.  More information on Strung is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.getstrung.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/strungofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/strungofficial

 

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PBS Announces ‘Finding Your Roots: Season 4’ Release Date

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Fans of PBS’ hit genealogy series Finding Your Roots will soon be able to own the series’ fourth season.

PBS and Public Media Distribution announced Monday that the series’ fourth season will be released Tuesday, Feb. 6 on DVD and digital HD.  Season Four sees host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. interviewing celebrities such as Ted Danson and his wife Mary Steenburgen, Bryant Gumble, Fred Armisen, William H. Macy and even presidential candidate Bernie Sanders among many others.

Over the course of the season’s 600-minute run time, audiences will learn that one of William H. Macy’s family members was a member of America’s very first Air Force.  Also of interest is the revelation that Sanders and entertainer Larry David have quite the interesting and unexpected connection.  Christopher Walken and Amy Schumer receive their own emotional surprises in their interviews, too.  Between all of this and more, audiences have a lot to enjoy in Season 4.

Season Four is spread across three discs and will retail for MSRP of $39.99.  It can be pre-ordered at a reduced price of $34.99 via PBS’ online store now.  More information on Finding Your Roots is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.pbs.org/finding-your-roots

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FindingYourRootsPBS

 

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Colossal Street Jam Unveils New Single, Video

Colossal Street Jam has some brand new music for audiences to enjoy.

The band unveiled this past Friday, the new lyric video for its latest single, ‘Just Take Hold.’  The video is a simple presentation, with much of the lyrics being written by a marker as the song progresses. The lyrics, all black set against a plain white background, fly off the screen after is line is sung, making way for the next line.  At times, the band’s logo makes its way onto the screen, too, for good measure.

The simplicity in the video’s approach is itself a wise approach.  The song itself is a work that musically will appeal to fans of Carlos Santana, The Doobie Brothers, and to a slightly lesser extent, The Allman Brothers Band and even Joe Satriani thanks to its guitar riffs.  Its lyrical content, meanwhile, will appeal to any listener.

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Front man Gene Potts said in a recent interview that he felt the new single shows the band’s growth and its direction.

“Even though our last release, Living Free, is still going strong we decided to get back in the studio and release new music,” Potts said.  “I think this new single shows the inspired direction of our band and its the first track written by all 5 of us. We are beyond excited to share everything we are working on and we hope you all dig this new single.”

More information on the band’s new single, its latest news and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.colossalstreetjam.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/colossalstreetjam

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ColossalStreetJ

 

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Phoenix Rising Unveils ‘If I Say No’ Single, Video

When Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington died last yeah, his passing for all intents and purposes left the band’s future up in the air.  Bennington’s passing and the potential end of the veteran nu-metal outfit left a big hole for many people.  Fans looking to fill the void left by all of this now have another way to do just that thanks to Dallas,TX-based sextet Phoenix Rising.  The band unveiled this week, the video for its latest single, ‘If I Say No,’ which is taken from the band’s upcoming album From The Ashes.

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The song, said the band in a recent interview, is an anthem for those who have been bullied, encouraging those people to stand out against bullies and bullying in general.

“If I Say No” is a song about standing for yourself when you are face to face with someone that is trying to make you feel bad for who and what you are,” the band said in a collective statement.  “Everyone has experienced trying so hard to be accepted as a person, doing everything that we can to succeed, but ultimately being psychologically beat up by another person, or even ourselves when we fail! The song questions “What if I say no?” and responds “Then this all ends” as a battle cry for the listener to rise up and not take it anymore.”

The song’s new companion video sets the song against a comic book style backdrop, adding even more to the song’s impact considering the stigma still attached today even to those who are true comic book fans.  Even with that taken into consideration, the comic book theme was chosen of the band’s own love of comics according to another collective statement from the band.

More information on ‘If I Say No’ is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.phoenixrisingofficial

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/phoenixrisingofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/PRofficialband

 

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I, Alone Unveils More Music From ‘Collateral Beauty’

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I, Alone, the solo project for indie alt-rock/pop musician Brandon Zastrow has unveiled the latest single from his new recording Collateral Beauty.

‘Good Fight’ is the third single from the recording, which was released this past December and is streaming online now.  Its musical arrangement mixes elements of Saving Abel, Hinder, Lifehouse and other similar acts to form its foundation.  The up-and-coming artist said in a recent interview that the song’s lyrical content explains his own personal experiences, but will also have equal significance to listeners in their own way.

“Good Fight was written from a nontraditional point of view compared to my typical writing perspective,” Zastrow said.  ” study Grammar and Language to greatly improve my lyrical content and really dive into the lyric. With focus on rhythm, rhyme, symbolism and metaphor, I take every line as its own cohesive expression. I’ve found this most often leads to a relatable product that paints a picture in a dynamic fashion. Generally speaking, my songs begin as short stories and I pull from that to form a broad, but appropriate idea. However I wanted to do something different with ‘Good Fight.’ I wanted to be a bit more specific and concrete. During the writing process, I was overcome by the experience and promise of the EP. I wrote ‘Good Fight’ as a song that summarizes my journey through music. Yet still, it’s such a relatable song to so many. I hear all the time that listeners identify the content with overcoming bullying, finding self-confidence and hope for the future. It truly is a feel good, I told you so, type of song.”

More information on Zastrow’s debut record is available online now along with all of the latest I, Alone news at:

 

 

Website: http://www.ialoneofficial.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IAloneSongwriting

 

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‘You Worry Me’ Gives Audiences More Hope Than “Worry” About Rateliff & Co.’s Next Album

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Indie rock outfit Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats return this spring with its latest album Tearing at the Seams. In anticipation of its release, the band this week released the album’s lead single ‘You Worry Me,’ This first taste of the group’s upcoming album is a good start for the album’s promotion. That is due in no small part to the song’s musical arrangement, which will be discussed shortly. Its lyrical theme is just as important to its presentation as its musical arrangement, and will be discussed later. Its production rounds out its most important elements, and will also be discussed later. Each element is important in its own right to the song’s whole. All things considered, they make ‘You Worry Me’ a song that gives audiences more hope than worry about Tearing at the Seams.

‘You Worry Me,’ the lead single from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ sophomore full-length studio recording, is a work that gives audiences more hope than worry about the group’s upcoming album. That is due in no small part to the record’s musical arrangement. The song’s musical arrangement is a simple yet catchy and infectious composition that will easily appeal just as much to funk and soul fans as it will to rock fans. A close listen to the song reveals it is driven largely by the group’s rhythm section while Rateliff’s vocal’s and the song’s guitar line rest easily on that foundation to form a composition that will get stuck in any listener’s head. It is just one part of what makes the song such an enjoyable first effort from this album. Its lyrical content is just as important as its musical arrangement.

The lyrical content presented in ‘You Worry Me’ is so interesting because of the discussion that it is certain to generate. Rateliff sings in the song’s lead verse, “I’m alright today/You gonna find a way to cross/And you gonna get there/And I’m on fire today/Ain’t no water here to calm or even put me out/I’ll find a better way/Am I crazy or the wind is gonna blow me down/I’m gonna leave it all out there to dry/I’m gonna leave it all out there/I’m gonna leave it all out there to dry up/I’m gonna leave it all out there.” On the one hand, this verse comes across as the song’s subject saying to another person that said person will be fine despite a given situation. The subject saying, “I’m on fire today/Ain’t no water here to calm or even put me out/I’ll find a better way,” is really left up to interpretation. It could be argued that this is the song’s subject saying, “I’ll find a way to be okay.” That would seem to work in partner with the song’s title. The song’s second verse seems to put some credence in the song’s lead verse as Rateliff sings, “You seem tired today/Were you up all night/Afraid of what the future might bring/I feel fine today/I had dreams of you in places I’ve not seen before/You get so carried away/Like lovers new to bodies first to touch you here/This ain’t a getaway/You build walls around your heart to lock it in/I’m gonna leave it all out there to dry.” Even more here, it seems as though the song’s subject is addressing someone, saying that person is making too much of a given situation or given situations. Yet again, that would seem to work with the song’s title, especially as the song’s subject says to that unnamed person, “I feel fine today/I had dreams of you in places I’ve not seen before.” It’s as if the song’s subject is saying to that person he/she knows that said person will be just fine. What’s interesting about all of this is that when it is set against the backdrop of the song’s musical arrangement, the whole of the two elements wouldn’t seem to work together, but somehow it does. The energy in the song’s musical arrangement seems to send a message along with the lyrics of someone who is just fed up with that other person’s constant worries and woes, throwing up his or her hands in the process. That juxtaposition makes the song stand out even more, showing that much more why it is such a strong first effort from the group’s new album. It still is not the last of the song’s most important elements. The song’s production rounds out its most important elements.

The song’s production stands out because of the subtlety in each of the song’s lines. From the foundation forming keyboards, bass and drums to Rateliff’s vocal delivery and the song’s guitar line, each piece of the whole is expertly balanced with the others. At no point do any of the song’s parts cover the others. The end result is that each line stands out just as well as the others, adding so much more to the song’s impact. That’s the case even in the song’s chorus, which is stronger than the verses in regards to the arrangements. What’s more, the juxtaposition of that musical (and lyrical) declaration to the more subtle vibe in the verses makes the song’s production even stronger. All things considered here, the song’s production allows every member of the band to shine here, showing even more in turn why this song is such a strong first effort from Tearing at the Seams. When it is joined with the song’s musical arrangement and its lyrical content, the whole of those elements shows in full why ‘You Worry Me’ gives audiences more hope than worry about Tearing at the Seams.

‘You Worry Me,’ the lead single from Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats’ forthcoming sophomore album Tearing at the Seams, is a work that gives audiences more hope than worry about the album. That is thanks to the partnering of its expertly balanced musical arrangement with its equally relatable lyrical theme. The song’s musical arrangement deserves its own credit both for its content and for its production. When the song’s lyrical theme is coupled with that production and the arrangement itself, the whole of the elements makes this song a strong first effort from the band’s new album. It gives audiences, once more, more hope than worry about the album as its release nears. More information on ‘You Worry Me’ is available online along with the latest news about Tearing at the Seams and more at:

Website: http://www.nathanielrateliff.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nathanielrateliff

Twitter: http://twitter.com/NRateliff

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