Marty Friedman Premieres Video For ‘Inferno’s’ Latest Single

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Marty Friedman debuted his latest music video this week.

The veteran guitarist debuted the video for this song ‘Meathook’ this week via Billboard.  The video mixes footage of Friedman and his fellow musicians—including Shining (NOR) front man Jorgen Munkeby—performing live with various snippets of vintage butchers carving p large chunks of meat, car crashes, and other footage that is sure to leave audiences talking.  Audiences will also note behind the band in its live footage the logo of metal band Arch Enemy.  That is because the footage was recorded during his most recent tour with Arch Enemy.

‘Meathook’ comes from Friedman’s latest solo recording Inferno.  Friedman has spent the past two years touring in support of Inferno.  That time on the road included tours with Gus G., Arch Enemy, and Kreator.  His recent live schedule also marked the first time in more than twelve years that he has performed live in the United States.

On Sunday, August 14th, Friedman will wrap his global tour with an orchestra performance at the Famed Hollywood Bowl with veteran flamenco duo Gabriela, who also appeared on another of Inferno’s songs ‘Wicked Pancea.’  Friedman was upbeat when he discussed the upcoming performance.  “I’m so excited to play the Hollywood Bowl, and even more excited to do it with my friends Rodrigo y Gabriela AND a full orchestra!,” he said.  “They did a great collaboration with me on my Inferno record and we’ve met several times in Japan talking about how to make this Hollywood Bowl show a once in a lifetime kind of ultra special show.  Can not wait.”

Following his performance at the Hollywood Bowl Friedman will return to Japan to perform a full live set at SummerSonic, the country’s largest music festival.

More information on Friedman’s upcoming live dates is available online now along with more information on his new video and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.martyfriedman.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/martyfriedman.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/marty_friedman

 

 

 

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MTV Networks Premiere Pierce The Veil’s New Video

L-R:  Jaime Preciado, Tony Perry, Vic Fuentes, Mike Fuentes Photo credit:  Jonathan Weiner

L-R: Jaime Preciado, Tony Perry, Vic Fuentes, Mike Fuentes
Photo credit: Jonathan Weiner

Pierce The Veil has officially unveiled (no pun intended) its new video.

The video for ‘Circles,’ the band’s new single started running nationwide this morning on AMTV, AMTV2, MTV Hits, MTV Live and mtvU.  The video began running this morning at 6:00 ET.  It is also running live on MTV’s Snapchat Discovery channel and via Vevo.  It was directed by Drew Russ, who also directed the video for the band’s 2012 video for ‘King For A Day.’ That video has accumulated more than 70 million views since its premiere roughly four years ago.  The concept behind the band’s new video is loosely based on the 1991 feature film Nothing But Trouble.  The movie was written by Dan Akroyd (Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, The Blues Brothers) and starred Chevy Chase (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Funny Farm, Fletch), John Candy (Uncle Buck, Who’s Harry Crumb?, Spaceballs), and Akroyd.  The song is currently a Top 40 Alternative radio stations across America.  The band’s new album Misdaventures premiered at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.  And the band itself was nominated for Bandom of the Year by MTV in its annual “MTV Fandom Awards.”  Later this summer the band will embark on the “Made To Destroy Tour” alongside supporting acts Neck Deep and I Prevail.  A Winter UK tour is already set to follow from October 29th to November 17th.  The band’s complete tour schedule is noted below.

 

SEPTEMBER

 3   The Warfield, San Francisco, CA*

 4   Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR*

 6   Showbox Sodo, Seattle, WA*

 7   Revolution Concert House, Boise, ID*

 9   In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT*

10  High Elevation Festival, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater., Denver, CO**

12  The Cotillion, Wichita, KS*

13  Myth Live, Minneapolis, MN*

14  7 Flags Event Center, Des Moines, IA*

16  Riot Fest, Chicago, IL**

17  Rochester Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY*

18  Rock Allegiance Festival, PPL Park, Chester, PA**

20  Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH*

21  The Pageant, St. Louis, MO*

23  House of Blues, New Orleans, LA*

24  Texas Mutiny, Texas Motor Speedway, Dallas, TX**

25  Houston Open Air Festival, NRG Park, Houston, TX**

27   Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City, KS*

28  War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TN*

30  Chill on the Hill Festival, Detroit, MI**

OCTOBER

 1   Louder Than Life Festival, Champions Park, Louisville, KY**

 2   Sonic Boom Festival, Madison, WI**

 4   Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY*

 5   The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC*

 7   The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA*

 8   House of Blues, Orlando, FL*

 9   Jannus Live, Tampa, FL*

11  Alamo City Music Hall, San Antonio, TX*

12  Lonestar Pavilion, Lubbock, TX*

14  Marquee Theatre, Phoenix, AZ*

15  Rainbow Room, Fresno, CA*

16  Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA*

European tour:

OCTOBER

29  Trabendo, Paris, France

31  Sala Cats, Madrid, Spain

NOVEMBER

 1   Sala Noise,Valencia, Spain

 2   Sala Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain

 4   Kofmehl, Solothurn, Switzerland

 5   Magazzini Generali, Milano, Italy

 7   Theatrefabrik, Munich, Germany

 8   Arena, Vienna, AT

 9   Durer Kert, Budapest, Hungary

11  Huxleys, Berlin, Germany

13  Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany

14  Amagler Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark

15  Fryhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

17  Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

* – headline dates

** – major music festivals

 

More information on Pierce The Veil’s new video is available online now along with all of the latest updates on the band’s tour schedule, news, and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://piercetheveil.net

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/piercetheveil

 

 

 

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Michael Franti And Spearhead Release Updated Video For ‘Same As It Ever Was (It Starts Today)’

Photo Credit: Chelsea Klette

Photo Credit: Chelsea Klette

Michael Franti and Spearhead re-issued this week the powerful video for its song ‘Same As It Ever Was (It Starts Today).’

The video was re-worked to include footage of recent high profile cases involving police shootings and also features the song’s lyrics along with footage of Franti walking an anonymous city’s dimly-lit streets.  Franti sat down recently with Billboard to discuss the song and its new video.  While there he held an intimate acoustic performance of the song that can be seen here.  Since neither Franti nor the reporter was hooked to a mic, audiences will have to turn up the volume in order to hear them.  The newly re-worked music video meanwhile can be seen via Franti’s official YouTube channel.

Courtesy: Fantasy Records

Courtesy: Fantasy Records

Michael Franti and Spearhead is currently touring in support of the group’s new full-length studio recording Soulrocker.  The band will be in Nashville, Tennessee tonight and Louisville, Kentucky tomorrow.  The group’s tour currently runs through September 18th in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  The group’s full tour schedule is noted below.

 

Here are the in-progress dates for MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD on tour.

 

DATE                         CITY                                       VENUE

~~Fri 7/22 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
~~Sat 7/23 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheater
~~Sun 7/24 Columbus, OH Express Live!
~~Tue 7/26 Birmingham, AL Avondale Brewing Company
~~Wed 7/27 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
Fri 7/29 Kaslo, BC Kaslo Jazz Festival
*Wed 8/3 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre
Thu 8/4 Mammoth Lakes, CA Mammoth Festival
**Fri 8/5 Flagstaff, AZ Pepsi Amphitheater
**Sat 8/6 Durango, CO Three Springs
**Sun 8/7 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Tue 8/9 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden
**Thu 8/11 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
**Fri 8/12 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
Sat 8/13 Tamarack, ID The Huckleberry Jam
**Tue 8/16 Missoula, MT Big Sky Brewing Company
**Wed 8/17 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
**Fri 8/19 Lake Tahoe, NV MontBleu Resort & Casino
Sat 8/20 Lincoln, CA Thunder Vibes
**Sun 8/21 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
**Tue 8/23 Rohnert Park, CA Sonoma Mountain Village
~Wed 8/24 Lancaster, CA Antelope Valley Fair
**Thu 8/25 San Luis Obispo, CA Avila Beach Resort
**Fri 8/26 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
Sat 8/27 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre
!Sun 8/28 Santa Fe, NM The Santa Fe Opera House
Fri 9/2 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
Sat 9/3 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
Sun 9/4 Arcata, CA Van Duzer Theatre
Sept 15-18 Victoria, BC Rifflandia

* w/ G. Love & Special Sauce

** w/ Zella Day

~ w/ Iration

~~ w/ Marc Scibilia

! w/ Lila Downs

 

 

More information on Michael Franti and Spearhead’s new video is available online now along with all of the band’s new tour dates, news and more at:

 

 

Website: http://www.michaelfranti.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaelfranti

 

 

 

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Temple Of The Dog Reunites; Announces Tour, LP Re-Issue

Courtesy: UMe

Courtesy: UMe

Temple of the Dog is officially returning.

The rock super group—Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready, and Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam)—announced this week that it has reunited and will tour together for the first time ever.  The group also announced that it will re-issue its self-titled 1991 record this fall to mark the 25th anniversary of its release.  The album will be re-issued Friday, September 30th via UMe.  It will be available in four different formats—four-disc Super Deluxe Edition, double LP vinyl, two-disc Deluxe Edition CD set, and standard single-disc platform.  Pre-orders for physicals are open now.  They can be placed here.  Each pre-order includes a detailed list of the contents of each presentation.

The band’s tour launches November 4th and currently spans only five cities—Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle—winding down on November 20th.  Pre-sale tickets are  currently open for fans signed up with Pearl Jam’s official fan club, Ten Club, and to the e-mail lists of Soundgarden and Chris Cornell.  Fan pre-sales end next Wednesday, July 27th.  General public ticket sales begin at 12pm local time next Friday, July 29th.  $1.50 from each ticket sold will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation.  An additional $1.50 from each ticket sold will benefit Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.

Temple of the Dog originally rose from the remnants of Mother Love Bone.  That band ended after then front man Andrew Wood died from a drug overdose.  Wood was, coincidentally, Cornell’s room mate and close friend.  After Wood’s passing Cornell went on to write the songs ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ and ‘Reach Down’ in order to process his grief.  Those songs would also go on to be included in Temple of the Dog’s sole album.  Eventually Gossard and Ament, two of the original members of Mother Love Bone, added Mike McCready to the band’s lineup, who was then followed by Cameron on drums.  The resultant album, according to TOTD’s members, was originally not meant for commercial release.  As Cornell recalls of the album, “Temple was about making an album simply for the joy of doing it. We weren’t concerned what anyone outside of our group of friends would think of it. It was the first and maybe only stress-free album that we all made.”  When the band crafted ‘Hunger Strike’ Cornell felt that the song needed a duet.  Enter Eddie Vedder, who would eventually go on to front Pearl Jam.  The song would go on to be the band’s biggest hit and would peak at #4 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart.

Temple of the Dog did have a very limited number of shows in November and December of 1990.  The band’s upcoming shows this fall mark the first time since those shows that the band has ever toured together.  There was a performance in 2015 in which Cornell joined his former TOTD band mates for a performance of ‘Reach Down’ and ‘Call Me A Dog’ at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall.  In 2014 Cornell also joined the band for a performance at the Bridge School show and for two nights at PJ20 in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin.  More information on Temple of the Dog’s upcoming concerts and album re-issue is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at http://www.facebook.com/TempleofTheDog.

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The Winery Dogs Sophomore Album Debuts On A Hot Streak

Courtesy:  Loud & Proud Records/Red Distribution

Courtesy: Loud & Proud Records/Red Distribution

The Winery Dogs are on a hot streak.

The Winery Dogs’ new album Hot Streak has been in stores a little more than a week. In that time, the sophomore recording from the rock semi-supergroup has made quite the splash. It debuted at #30 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart in its first week, in the #2 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Alternative Albums Chart and at #6 and #5 in the magazine’s Top Current Rock and Top Hard Music chart respectively. Those are just a few of the accolades that the album achieved in its first week in stores. The complete list of the album’s chart numbers is noted below.

#30 Top 200 Albums
#2 Top Current Alternative Albums
#5 “Top Current Hard Music”
#5 “Top Hard Music Albums”
#6 “Top Current Rock Albums”
#6 “Album Core / Genre Rock”
#15 “Top Current Physical Albums”
#16 “Top Current Albums”

Hot Streak was released Friday, October 2nd on Loud & Proud Records via Red Distribution. ‘Oblivion,’ the self-produced album’s lead single, was released August 25th and made its way into the Top 30 of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart. A double-LP vinyl presentation of Hot Streak is currently in the works and is currently scheduled for release on Friday, November 13th. More information on Hot Streak is available online now along with all of the latest news from The Winery Dogs at:

Website: http://www.TheWineryDogs.com

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheWineryDogs

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Daryl Hall And John Oates Announce First Live Recording In Seven Years Is Coming

Courtesy:  Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release its second new live recording of the year this spring.

Officials with Eagle Rock Entertainment have announced that the label will release Daryl Hall & John Oates Live in Dublin this spring. The concert, originally recorded on July 15, 2014 at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, is the duo’s first live recording in seven years. It will be released on Tuesday, March 31st on Blu-ray, DVD+2CD, and via digital formats. It marked the first time ever that the Hall of Fame inductees had performed in Dublin. The concert’s set list consists of fifteen songs from its four-decade plus career. It includes: ‘Sara Smile,’ ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),’ ‘Out Of Touch,’ ‘Kiss On My List,’ ‘Private Eyes,’ ‘Rich Girl,’ ‘Maneater’ and a number of others. The concert’s complete set list is noted below.

TRACK LISTING

  • Maneater

  • Out Of Touch

  • Say It Isn’t So

  • Family Man

  • It’s Uncanny

  • Back Together Again

  • Las Vegas Turnaround

  • She’s Gone

  • Sara Smile

  • Do What You Want, Be What You Are

  • I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)

  • Rich Girl

  • You Make My Dreams

  • Kiss On My List

  • Private Eyes

 

The concert’s DVD presentation includes an interview with Daryl Hall and John Oates as an added bonus feature.

Daryl Hall and John Oates is the number one selling duo in music history. The pair has to its collective name seven platinum albums, a number of gold records, and a lengthy list of hit singles including six U.S. #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

More information on this and other releases from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online at:

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

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Pop Evil Scores First #1 Active Rock Single

Courtesy:  Entertainment One

Courtesy: Entertainment One

Pop Evil has scored its first ever #1 Active Rock single.  The single, ‘Trenches’ comes from the band’s third full length studio release, Onyx, which was released earlier this year.  In celebration, Pop Evil is offering to its fans, the chance to download the single from iTunes for only $0.69.  It’s fitting that ‘Trenches’ hit the number one spot, as front man Leigh Kakatay explains.  “‘Trenches’ was written about the constant grind to survive in the music business,” he said.  “Earning our first #1 means more than you could imagine!  Thanks to our supporters and believers at rock radio, management, and record label.  Most of all we thank the die hard Pop Evil fans for making this happen.  The video for ‘Trenches’ is available online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWdtN7pCZug.

This new landmark is just the latest success for the band.  The band has released four Top 10 Active Rock singles, and three Top 5 singles on its sophomore record, War of Angels

Onyx was released earlier this year.  It sold over ten thousand copies in its first week of release.  It makes Onyx the band’s most successful album to date.  It debuted at #39 on the Billboard Top 200 and #9 on the Independent Chart.      

The band is currently touring in support of Onyx and its new hit single.  It will be in Aberdeen, South Dakota today.  A full listing of the band’s tour dates is available online at http://www.facebook.com/popevil, http://www.PopEvil.com, http://twitter.com/popevilmusic, http://www.myspace.com/PopEvil, http://www.youtube.com/popevilmusic, and http://popevildrew.blogspot.com

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