Chickenfoot Debuts New Live Video, Re-Issues Debut LP

Fans of the rock super group Chickenfoot have two reasons to celebrate today.  The band re-issued its self-titled debut record this week, and it debuted a new live video.  The newly re-issued album now includes a second disc with a handful of performances from the band’s “Different Devil” tour this past Spring.  The tracks included on the bonus disc are:  ‘Lighten Up’, ‘Big Foot’, ‘Last Temptation’, and ‘Something Going Wrong.’  Speaking of ‘Something Going Wrong’, the band has debuted a live video for a performance of the song online at Rolling Stone magazine’s website.

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Front man Sammy Hagar shares his thoughts on the song in the accompanying article, explaining how Joe’s (Satriani) music gave him a different vibe than the band’s other songs, thus the visual imagery tied in with the shots of the band’s time together so far.  It makes for an interesting watch.  Fans can check out the video now at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/chickenfoot-get-retrospective-in-something-going-wrong-premiere-20121018

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Dream Theater Takes Top Honors In Rolling Stone Poll

Dream Theater has earned a high honor from rollingstone.com.  The band’s 1999 album, “Metropolis Part 2:  Scenes From A Memory” has taken home the top prize for the readers’ poll on readers’ favorite Prog Rock Albums Of All Time.

“Metropolis Part 2:  Scenes From A Memory” was the band’s fifth full length studio release.  It was the long fabled follow-up to the band’s song, ‘Metropolis Part 1:  The Miracle and The Sleeper’, which was on the band’s breakthrough 1992 LP, “Images & Words.” 

This honor follows up the band’s dual 2011 honors from rollingstone.com.  The band earned the #2 spot on the website’s “Top 10 Metal Bands of All Time” poll and #10 spot on its “Best Prog Rock Bands of All Time” poll.  Both the band and rollingstone.com staff reacted to this year’s honor.  “All of us in Dream Theater are so grateful to our fans for their incredible support in voting our album Metropolis PT. 2 Scenes From A Memory as the number 1 album in Rolling Stone’s poll for ‘Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time,’” said the members of Dream Theater. 

Staff from rollingstone.com responded to the huge number of votes for Dream Theater, saying, “If we had kept in all the Dream Theater albums, Images and Words would be number two, and Awake, Octavarium and Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence would also be listed here. Lumping them all into this top spot was the only way to handle the flood of Dream Theater votes.”  The band’s fans can read even more on its win by clicking this link or pasting it into their browser:  http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/readers-poll-your-favorite-prog-rock-albums-of-all-time-20120725/1-dream-theater-metropolis-pt-2-scenes-from-a-memory-0257304#ixzz21ktIiOga.

Dream Theater just finished up the Summer North American leg of its tour in support of its latest album, “A Dramatic Turn of Events.”  The band will head down to South America next for the last leg of its world tour.  That tour will start Wednesday, August 8th.  A full slate of upcoming dates can be found at http://www.dreamtheater.net/tourdates.  And fans can get even more news from the band online at http://www.dreamtheater.net, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dream-Theater/7677942180, http://twitter.com/DreamTheaterNet, and http://www.myspace.com/dreamtheater.

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Rolling Stone streaming lyric video for Green Day’s new single now

Green Day fans can now stream the lyric video for the band’s new single, ‘Oh Love’ at rollingstone.com.  Just follow the link here to check it out: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/premiere-green-days-power-pop-new-single-oh-love-20120716 

The video places the song’s lyrics against a kaleidescopic background that will undoubtedly get viewers’ attention.  The lyrics are pretty straightforward.  Front man Billie Joe Armstrong sings in the song’s chorus, “tonight, my heart’s on the loose.”  That lyrical simplicity and the catchy musical backing make this a great introduction to the band’s upcoming “trilogy.”  As catchy as it is, it will likely become a hit on the band’s tour, too. 

After checking out the band’s new lyric video, fans can check out the latest news and more from Green day online at http://www.greenday.com, http://www.facebook.com/GreenDay, http://www.myspace.com/greenday, http://twitter.com/greenday, and on the band’s official Youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/greenday.

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