Breaking Benjamin Guitarist Debuts ‘Shallow’ Cover

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Breaking Benjamin rhythm guitarist Keith Wallen has released a cover of the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper song ‘Shallow.’

The original song was included in the duo’s recent update of the classic movie A Star Is Born.  Wallen premiered the video of his performance of the song on Feb. 4.  His cover of the song is available now via Spotify and iTunes.

Wallen talked about how he came to cover the song during a recent interview.

“While on tour (as guitarist for Breaking Benjamin) I had the opportunity to see A Star is Born,” Wallen said.  “I was so inspired by the movie and the performance Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper gave in this film.  I love the song they sang together called ‘Shallow’ and thought it’d be fun to cover it!  Hope you guys like it.”

More information on Wallen’s take on ‘Shallow’ is available online now along with all of his latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.keithwallen.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/kjwallen

 

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American Jetset Premieres ‘Go It Alone’ Video

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American Jetset premiered its first-ever video this month.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Go It Alone‘ on Feb. 13.  The video follows a young woman making her way around a city on her own, trying to meet up with someone, but keeps getting stood up.  Eventually, the young woman gets fed up with being stood up and, in fact, goes it alone, and does her own thing after having enough of being led on.

Musically speaking, the song’s arrangement harkens back to the rock and roll sounds that bridged the sounds of the late 1980s and early 90s with its straight forward, guitar-driven composition.  Oddly enough, front man Ian Kaine MacGregor’s vocal sound can be compared to that of a very young Ozzy Osbourne here, while the song’s arrangement sounds nothing like Ozzy or even Black Sabbath.

‘Go It Alone’ is taken from American Jetset’s EP Live Love Die on Main, which also features the songs ‘Forgotten Tragedies,’ ‘Live Love Die,’ ‘Shameless’ and ‘Monsters.’  The EP was released in December.

American Jetset has a series of live dates coming this spring in support of Live Love Die on Main.  They are noted online along with the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.americanjetset.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/American_Jetset

 

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Another Day Dawns Premieres ‘Psycho’ Video

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Independent hard rock band Another Day Dawns premiered its very first music video this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Psycho‘ on Tuesday.  The video opens with a series of exterior shots in a seemingly post-apocalyptic setting before moving to footage of the band performing its new single in a warehouse setting.  That footage is crossed with footage of front man Dakota Sean in different rooms, being seemingly tormented by an unidentified woman.

The presentation Sean being seemingly tormented by the woman crosses with the song’s lyrical content to lead one to believe the song, lyrically, focuses on a difficult relationship between a man and a woman.

In terms of the song’s musical arrangement, Sean’s vocal delivery couples with the driving, guitar-centered work, to make a whole that will appeal to fans of acts, such as Crossbreed and Orgy. Interestingly enough, Sean’s vocals in fact, sound very much like that of former Crossbreed front man James Rietz (and even like that of Puddle of Mudd front man Wes Scantlin).

‘Psycho’ is the latest single to be released from Another Day Dawns’ forthcoming EP A Different Life.  The four-song EP also features the songs ‘Rage,’ ‘All of Me’ and ‘The Broken.’

Another Day Dawns is currently scheduled to perform live this Saturday, Feb. 23 at the One Centre Square in Easton, PA.  The performance is part of the band’s promotion for A Different Life.

More information on that performance, the band’s EP, its new video and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.anotherdaydawns.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ADD_lehighton

 

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New ‘NOVA’ Episode Taking Audiences On Interstellar Journey Of Discovery Next Month

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2015 was a major year in the world of space exploration.

It was in this year, that the New Horizons spacecraft gave humans their very first clear look at Pluto.  The pictures revealed a world completely unexpected, full of icy mountains and plains of frozen methane and nitrogen.

When it completed that mission, its overall mission was not yet over.  It kept going, and on New Year’s day 2019, it flew by another interstellar body called Ultima Thule.  The rocky body gave researchers brand new insight into how the galaxy’s planets were formed, and was also the most distant research mission ever undertaken — 4 billion miles away — by NASA.

Now next month, that story will be available for home viewers when PBS Distribution releases NOVAPluto and Beyond.  The DVD is scheduled for release on March 26 and will retail for MSRP of $24.99.  It can be pre-ordered now at a reduced price of $19.99 via PBS’ online store.

More information on this and other episodes of NOVA is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/novapbs

 

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PBS Examines Apollo 8 Mission With New Episode Of ‘NOVA’

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PBS Distribution is taking audiences into space again next month with a new episode of its hit science-based series NOVA.

NOVAApollo’s Daring Mission is scheduled for release on March 19 on DVD.  The story on this episode follows the events of the Apollo 8 flight, the first of the Apollo missions that took a man to the moon.

The mission came only a year after the tragedy of the Apollo 1 mission, which ended in fire during a pre-launch run through.  The Apollo 8 mission, according to the story, started out as an Earth orbit mission, but out of concern about losing the so-called Space Race to Russia, it was modified to a lunar mission.

Now half a century later, those connected with the historic mission talk about the launch and everything that went into it from start to end.

NOVAApollo’s Daring Mission will retail for MSRP of $24.99, but can be pre-ordered online now at a reduced price of $19.99 at PBS’ online store.  More information on this and other titles of NOVA is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/novapbs

 

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Of Mice & Men Debuts New Single; Announces New Live Dates

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Of Mice & Men is giving audiences their first preview of the band’s next album.

The band premiered its new single ‘How To Survive‘ on Thursday.  The song will appeal musically to fans of the band’s older sound, as this time the band’s members have opted to go for  a more easily accessible arrangement, complete with screams instead of clean vocals.  The song’s lyrical content is just as accessible, as front man/bassist Aaron Pauley explained in a recent interview.

“‘How To Survive’ is an anthem for those who have been the receiving end of unmerited unmerited and targeted hatred and abuse,” Pauley said.  “It’s for the kid who was bullied, beat up and ignored in school.  It’s for the teenager who was told they’ll never amount to anything and that their thoughts, feelings and opinions don’t matter to the world.  It’s for the person who has been told that they’re worthless, useless or not good enough time and again.  It’s for the person who has been repeatedly targeted by those who only seek to tear others around them down.”

He added, “This song is for them.  This song is for me.  I am them, and I’m still standing.  So, turn it up.  Feel the rage.  If you, too are that person, you will know it well, and it will greet you like an old friend.”

Audiences nationwide will get to hear this song and much more music when the band hits the road next week for an extensive North American tour.  The tour is scheduled to start Feb. 21 and run through May 18, with a short break between March and April to allow Of Mice and Men’s members to rest and recharge.  The tour’s full schedule is noted below.

OF MICE & MEN ON TOUR:
WITH NOTHING MORE:

2/21 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren
2/22 — Los Angeles, CA — The Belasco
2/23 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
2/25 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
2/26 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theatre
2/28 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
3/1 — Kansas City, MO — The Truman
3/2 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theatre
3/3 — Chicago, IL — The Vic Theatre
3/6 — Grand Rapids. MI — 20 Monroe
3/7 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
3/8 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore
3/10 — New York, NY — Playstation Theater
3/11 — New Haven, CT — Toad’s Place
3/12 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
3/13 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore
3/15 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore
3/16 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theater
3/17 — Tampa, FL — The Ritz
3/19 — New Orleans, LA — The Fillmore
3/20 — Houston, TX — Revention Center
3/22 — Dallas, TX — Southside Ballroom
3/23 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec Theatre

WITH BEARTOOTH, HANDS LIKE HOUSES, + DEAD AMERICAN:
4/19 — Fargo, ND — Sanctuary Event Center
4/20 — Sioux City, IA — Anthem at Hard Rock Casino
4/21 — Wichita, KS — Cotillion
4/23 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s
4/24 — Springfield, MO — The Complex
4/25 — Memphis, TN — Minglewood
4/27 — Houston, TX — So What?! Music Festival
4/28 — New Orleans, LA — Southport Hall
4/30 — Nashville, TN  — Cannery Ballroom
5/1 — Birmingham, AL — Iron City
5/3 — Jacksonville, FL — Welcome to Rockville*
5/— Pensacola, FL — Vinyl Music Hall
5/6 — Knoxville, TN — The Mill & Mine
5/8 — Louisville, KY — Mercury Ballroom
5/9 — Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club
5/10 — Rockingham, NC — Epicenter Festival*
5/12 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
5/13 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
5/14 — Providence, RI — The Strand
5/15 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
5/17 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival*
5/18 — Chicago, IL  — Chicago Open Air+
* No Of Mice & Men, Dead American
+Beartooth Only

More information on Of Mice & Men’s new single, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.ofmiceandmenofficial.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/OMandM

 

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Zakk Wylde Added To 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour Lineup

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The annual experience Hendrix tour added another big name to its lineup this week.

Concert organizers announced this week that Zakk Wylde has joined this year’s nationwide celebration of Jimi Hendrix.  The announcement was made in a news release sent Friday from Experience Hendrix LLC.

Wylde will join artists, such as Joe Satriani (who has previously taken part in the annual tour), blues legend Taj Mahal and Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine for this year’s tour.  This is not the first time that Wylde has taken part in the Experience Hendrix tour, having first taken part in the tour in 2014.  He has appeared on the tour many times since then.

Wylde talked about joining the tour again in a recent interview.

“Hendrix, you can pick out a mile away,” Wylde said.  “His sound, his execution — he was about as unique as it gets.  I’m a fan of all the guys on the tour.  I’m just excited to get out there and hang around the whole thing.  Just watching them play and jammin’ with them.”

This year’s Experience Hendrix tour is scheduled to start on March 3 in Pompano Beach, FL and to run through Apr. 6 in Wallingford, CT.  The tour features performances in cities, such as Raleigh, NC; Washington, D.C. and Albany, NY.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

2019 Experience Hendrix Tour 

Mar 3                      Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater*

Mar 4                      Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall*

Mar 5                      Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts*

Mar 6                      Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre

Mar 8                      North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Mar 9                      Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theatre-Atlanta*

Mar 10                    Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center*

Mar 11                    Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center*

Mar 12                    Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theater*

Mar 14                    Raleigh, NC – Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts*

Mar 15                    Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium*

Mar 16                    Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre*

Mar 17                    Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre*

Mar 19                    Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre*

Mar 20                    Madison, WI – Overture Center for the Arts*

Mar 21                    Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater*

Mar 22                    Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre*

Mar 23                    Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre*

Mar 24                    Charleston, WV – The Clay Center

Mar 26                    Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

Mar 27                    Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx Casino

Mar 28                    Westbury, NY – Theatre At Westbury

Mar 29                    Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Mar 30                    Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Casino

Apr 1                       Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre for the Performing Arts

Apr 2                       Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center for the Arts

Apr 3                       Albany, NY – Palace Theatre

Apr 4                       Lowell, MA – Lowell Memorial Auditorium

Apr 5                       New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Apr 6                       Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre

*dates with Zakk Wylde

More information on this year’s Experience Hendrix tour is available online now along with all of the tour’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.experiencehendrixtour.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimihendrix

 

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