Damon Johnson Debuts ‘Battle Lessons’ Video

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Damon Johnson debuted the video for his latest single this week.

Johnson debuted the video for his single ‘Battle Lessons‘ Tuesday. The video’s premiere comes more than a month after he debuted the single by itself. The song is the title track for Johnson’s forthcoming album from himself and his fellow musicians, The Get Ready. The album is scheduled for release Jan. 22 through Double Dragon Records.

The video features Johnson and company — drummer Jarred Pope and bassist Robbie Harrington — performing the song on what is meant to look like a television screen. Video effects are incorporated into the video to make it look like it is presented on a vintage VHS tape.

The song’s musical arrangement boasts a sound that will appeal to fans of the rock sounds of the late 80s and early 90s. That is evidenced through the semi-operatic style vocals and the distinct guitar arrangement

Johnson said the lyrical content that accompanies the song’s musical content comes from his own personal experiences.

“The lyrics to the song ‘Battle Lessons’ are about some past experiences in various bands I’ve been in through the years,” he said. “Though the words could easily be applied to any relationship.” He adds. “The lyric instructs me that I should take all the experience from my musical past and apply it to my now fully focused solo career.”

Johnson, known for his time with Brother Cane, Alice Cooper, and Slave to the System, announced his album’s pending release in December. Battle Lessons was produced and mixed by multi-platinum-selling producer Nick Raskulinecz (Stone Sour, Foo Fighters, Rush, etc.).

More information on Damon Johnson and The Get Ready’s new single and album is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.damonjohnson.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/officialdamonjohnson

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/DamonJOfficial

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Damon Johnson Announces New Band, Album; Debuts Album’s Lead Single

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Damon Johnson will open 2021 with a new band and album.

The guitarist/vocalist, known for his time with Brother Cane, Alice Cooper, and Slave to the System, has formed a new band called Damon Johnson and The Get Ready. The group (rounded out by drummer Jarred Pope and bassist Robbie Harrington) is scheduled to release its debut album Battle Lessons Jan. 22 through Double Dragon Records.

In anticipation of the album’s forthcoming release, the trio debuted the record’s lead single/title track in September. It is available to stream and download here. The song reached #13 on the Classic Rock chart.

The song’s musical arrangement boasts a sound that will appeal to fans of the rock sounds of the late 80s and early 90s. That is evidenced through the semi-operatic style vocals and the distinct guitar arrangement.

The lyrical content that accompanies the song comes across as a presentation that tells a coming-of-age story of sorts. The song’s subject seems to look back on a variety of things that have happened in life, and has come to specific realizations from that insight. That is only this critic’s interpretation and should not be taken as gospel.

Battle Lessons was produced and mixed by multi-platinum-selling producer Nick Raskulinecz (Stone Sour, Foo Fighters, Rush, etc.).

More information on Damon Johnson and The Get Ready’s new single and album is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.damonjohnson.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DamonJOfficial

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Clutch Announces Dates For Annual Holiday Run

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Clutch announced this week, the dates for its annual Holiday Run.

The band made the announcement Thursday.  The tour is scheduled to launch Dec. 27 in Cincinnati, OH and to run through Dec. 31 in Philadelphia, PA.

The Steel Woods will serve as support for each show while Damon Johson (Brother Cane, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper) will open each show except Clutch’s Asheville, NC date.  Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown will open that concert.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.  Tickets are available now at the band’s official website.

Clutch Annual Holiday Tour Dates:
Fri/Dec-27 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Sat/Dec-28 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel (support from Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown)
Sun/Dec-29 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Mon/Dec-30 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Tue/Dec-31 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (New Years Eve Show)

Clutch is touring alongside Dropkick Murphys and Hatebreed.  The tour is scheduled to make its way to Chicago, IL Monday night before winding its way through the Midwest throughout the rest of the week.  Tickets for the tour are available here.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

(headline** and festival* dates) = no Dropkick Murphys.
Clutch headline ** show support below.
 Sun/Sep-29 Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
 Mon/Sep-30 Chicago, IL @ Aragon
 Tue/Oct-01 Minneapolis, MN @ The Myth
 Thu/Oct-03 Moorhead, MN @ Bluestem Center For The Arts
 Fri/Oct-04 Council Bluffs, IA @ Westfair Amphitheatre
 Sat/Oct-05 Broomfield, CO @ FirstBank Center
 Sun/Oct-06 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
 Tue/Oct-08 Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium
 Wed/Oct-09 San Diego, CA @ Park at the Park
 *Fri/Oct-11 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
 **Sat/Oct-12 Bend, OR @ Midtown Theater (support: Red Fang, Mos Generator)
 **Sun/Oct-13 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater (support: Red Fang, Mos Generator)
 Mon/Oct-14 Boise, ID @ Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanic Gardens
 Tue/Oct-15 Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theatre
** = HEADLINE SHOW
* = FESTIVAL

Clutch’s tour is in support of its most recent album Book of Bad Decisions (2018).  More information on each item is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

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

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/clutchofficial

 

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