Madonna, Eagle Rock Partner For New Live Recording

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One of pop’s biggest names has partnered with Eagle Rock Entertainment to release a new live recording.

Madonna will release her new live recording Rebel Heart Tour September 15 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.  The recording will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital platforms. The DVD and Blu-ray presentations will each come with a companion CD recording.

The new recording, which originally aired on Showtime last December, was co-directed by Danny Tull and Nathan Rissman and produced by Live Nation Global Touring. Both directors have worked extensively with Madonna throughout her career on the stage and screen.

Rebel Heart Tour presents a variety of performances recorded throughout the course of the famed veteran pop star’s tour, which launched September 9, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and ended March 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Along with the extensive concert footage, the recording will also include bonus behind-the-scenes and other footage. Its set list includes a variety of songs from Madonna’s career and will be announced soon.

More information about Rebel Heart Tour is available online along with all of Madonna’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.madonna.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/madonna

 

 

 

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

 

 

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Eagles Of Death Metal, Eagle Rock Entertainment Partner For New Live Recording

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Eagle Rock Entertainment and Eagles of Death Metal have partnered to release a very special new live recording from the band.

I Love You All The TimeLive at the Olympia in Paris will be released Aug. 4, 2017. Originally recorded Feb. 16, 2016 at the Olympia Hall, the concert was the band’s tribute to those who lost their lives during the band’s performance at the Bataclan Theatre on Nov. 13, 2015, only months prior to this concert. Audiences can check out a clip of the concert online now here.

The band’s concert at the Olympia Hall was part of its Nos Amis Tour, and features a number of the band’s biggest hits including ‘Complexity,’ ‘Don’t Speak (I Came To Make a Bang),’ and ‘Cherry Cola,’ ‘I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News), a cover of Duran Duran’s ‘Save A Prayer’ and others.  The recording’s full set list is noted below.

 

TRACK LISTING
1) Intro: Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S’Éveille
2) I Only Want You
3) Don’t Speak (I Came To Make A Bang!)
4) So Easy
5) Complexity
6) Whorehoppin’ (Shit, Goddamn)
7) I Love You All The Time
8) Cherry Cola
9) The Reverend
10) Got A Woman
11) I Got A Feelin’ (Just Nineteen)
12) Stuck In The Metal
13) Miss Alissa
14) I Like To Move In The Night
15) Secret Plans
16) Wannabe In L.A.
17) Bag O’ Miracles
18) Save A Prayer
19) I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)
20) Speaking In Tongues

Front man and band co-founder Jesse Hughes spoke to the audience before the concert, stressing the band felt finishing the concert that was so tragically cut short in November was the right thing to do. He said the city’s support of the band drove the group to decide it had to finish its previous concert as a way to honor those fans and the fans who lost their lives in that horrible event.

“The people of Paris have always been incredible to us, and our feeling of love toward this beautiful city and its people has been reinforced a million times over this past month,” Hughes said.  “Hearing the stories of the survivors, the injured and those who have lost loved ones has been overwhelming.  Not returning to finish our set was never an option.”

As an additional bonus for fans, the band and Eagle Rock Entertainment have also included a trio of live performances from the band’s Oct. 2015 performance at L.A.’s Teragram Ballroom.  Those performances are of the songs ‘Anything ‘Cept The Truth,’ ‘Bad Dream Mama’ and ‘Shasta Beast.’  These bonus clips are not included in the recording’s 2CD platform.

That 2CD platform is just one of the platforms on which the recording will be made available.  It will also be available on DVD and digital video/audio platforms through UMe.

More information on I Love You All The TimeLive at the Olympia Paris is available online now along with all of Eagles of Death Metal’s latest news and more at:

Website: http://www.eaglesofdeathmetal.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EODMofficial

 

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Foghat To Release ‘Live At The Belly Up’ On CD Next Month

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This past February, veteran rock outfit Foghat released its new live recording Live at the Belly Up digitally, and this summer, the band will finally release the recording on CD.

Live at the Belly Up will be released on CD Friday, June 30 via the band’s own Foghat Records.  In anticipation of the recording’s release, the band has launched a PledgeMusic campaign giving fans the chance to pre-order the record with exclusive associated merchandise.

Different merchandise is available at different pledge levels. A $15 pledge gets fans a copy of the record along with Access Pass.  A $30 pledge can get fans a Live at the Belly Up t-shirt or drink holder.

Pledge levels go all the way up to $500 and quantities of each item is limited.  Audiences that want to check out the show before they decide whether or not to make that pledge can see a clip of the band performing its hit song ‘Slow Ride’ from the show here.  The record’s full track listing is noted below.

‘Live at the Belly Up’ Track Listing:
Fool for City / Eight Days On The Road
Under the Influence
Stone Blue
Drivin’ Wheel
Knock It Off
Terraplane Blues
Hot Mama
California Blues
I Just Want to Make Love to You
Slow Ride

The band is touring live in support of Live at the Belly Up.  It will be live at The Rose in Pasadena on May 25 and at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills on May 26.

It will also join Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy on the pair’s Jeff & Larry Backyard Barbecue this summer beginning August 13 in Saratoga, NY.  The tour’s schedule, which includes a stop in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 15, is noted below.

08/13 – SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
08/19 – ENGLEWOOD, CO
08/20 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
08/25 – CLARKSTON, MI
08/26 – NOBLESVILLE, IN
09/15 – CHARLOTTE, NC

As if those live dates are not enough, the band also has scheduled a “Rock of the 70s” Shows with Atlanta Rhythm Section Pure Prairie League, Pat Travers Band and Poco.  It is also scheduled to perform as part of the Rock Getaway on the Riviera Maya from Oct. 26 to Nov. 5. The festival also features performances from Santana, Don Henley, Roger Daltry, Bad Company, Pat Benatar, Steve Miller, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, George Thorogood, REO and more.

More information on Foghat’s upcoming live dates, its new live recording and more is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://foghat.net

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/foghat

 

 

 

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Cody ChesnuTT Gives Audiences Another Preview Of His New Album

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Cody ChesnuTT this week gave audiences another taste of his new album.

The veteran artist unveiled the song ‘Image of Love’ Friday.  The song is the latest work from his new album, My Love Divine Degree, which is currently scheduled to be released Friday, June 2 digitally and June 30 on CD via Handwritten Records.

Originally premiering via Fader, it is streaming online now via SoundCloud, too.  The album’s first two singles were ‘Bullets in the Street and Blood (ft. Raphael Saadiq)’ and ‘I Stay Ready.’My Love Divine Degree is ChesnuTT’s first full-length studio recording to be released in four years.  It was recorded over the course of a year and a half and features 13 songs. The songs were the result of ChesnuTT’s own experiences and thoughts, as he explained in a recent interview.

“This body of work is medicine for me,” ChesnuTT said.  “Once again, this is my soul trusting the powerful gift of music to be a positive vehicle for sharing the continual process of personal transformation.  This organic sound recording explores what commonly may be perceived as universal social complexities, with the thought of divine love, and its application, as a simplifying guiding light.  Artfully demonstrating that deeper listening, love and a greater sense of humanity is still the way forward to a healthier and more fruitful human experience.”

ChesnuTT is currently touring in support of his upcoming album in Europe.  An announcement about an upcoming North American tour schedule will be made soon.  More information on that upcoming announcement is available online now along with all of Cody ChesnuTT’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://cchesnutt.com

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/codychesnuTT

 

 

 

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Metal Blade Sharp As Ever With New BTBAM, Fates Warning Live Recordings

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Metal Blade Records has two new live recordings out today, and they are recordings that both deserve a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new live recordings.  The recordings in question are Between The Buried and Me’s Coma Ecliptic Live and Fates Warning’s Awaken The Guardian Live. Both deserve one of those critical spots in part due to their set lists.  This will be discussed shortly.  The respective performances in each recording are just as important to note as the set lists.  The recordings’ production values round out the recordings’ most important elements.  Each element is important in its own right to the recordings’ presentations.  All things considered, both recordings prove to be offerings that fans of each band will appreciate and that, again, deserve a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new live recordings.

Coma Ecliptic Live and Awaken The Guardian Live are both recordings that are deserving of a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new live recordings.  That is due in no small part to the set lists featured in the recordings.  The set lists stand out because they are not just collections of songs.  Instead, each is a full album from its respective band.  For Between the Buried and Me, the album in question is the band’s latest album Coma Ecliptic.  For Fates Warning, the album is the classic album Awaken The Guardian. Both concerts were very recently recorded.  The prior was recorded during BTBAM’s October 4, 2016 concert at The Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA while the latter was recorded in 2016, too.  Regardless of whether one chooses the concerts’ 2 CD/DVD combo pack, Blu-ray, or deluxe edition, audiences will get both concerts on each platform.  BTBAM’s concert is also available in multiple formats, giving audiences just as much chance to enjoy that concert in various ways, too.  Having noted all this, it should be clear why the set lists featured in both bands’ new recordings are so important.  Sure, they are not the only bands to ever perform an album in whole at a concert.  How many bands or acts in general have ever released those performances for their fans?  Some have, yes.  But such recordings are not overly prevalent regardless of genre.  To that end, the set lists presented in these recordings gain even more importance in the recordings’ presentations.  Of course the set lists are only part of what makes each recording stand out.  The bands’ performances are just as important to note as the shows’ set lists.

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The set lists featured in Fates Warning and BTBAM’s new live recordings are clearly important parts of each recording’s whole.  They are however, not the recordings’ only important elements.  The bands’ performances in each recording are just as important to note as the shows’ set lists.  In regards to BTBAM’s performance of Coma Ecliptic Live, the band takes little, if any, time between songs.  Rather, the band proceeds smoothly from one track to the next, keeping the album’s story moving from one song to the next.  The result is that even home audiences are pulled completely into the show, fully ensuring their engagement from beginning to end.  That is a powerful statement even for the concert’s audio-only presentation.  The performances put on by Fates Warning are just as impressive. The reunion of the band’s original lineup created an energy in its performance that is difficult to top from any similar act.  Original front man Jon Arch’s vocals soar while guitarist Jim Matheos and drummer Steve Zimmerman collectively pack their own musical punch throughout the shows.  The same can be said of bassist Joe DiBiase.  What’s more, the band wastes just as little time between songs in its performances, too, opting instead to let their performances do the talking for them.  That element of the performance, just as with BTBAM’s new live recording, keeps this band’s fans just as engaged as those of BTBAM or any other band.  Keeping that in mind it becomes fully clear why the performances put on by both bands are so critical to each act’s recording.  The performances are not the last of the recordings’ most important elements.  Their production values round out their most important elements.

The set lists and performances presented in both BTBAM’s new live recording and that of Fates Warning are both key to said recordings’ presentations.  That is evident in the fact that the set lists are made of one full album each rather than being random collections of songs.  The performances take audiences straight through said albums with little to no downtime between songs. Considering this, it is clear why each element is so important.  The noted elements are not the recordings’ only key elements.  Their production values are just as critical in their presentations as the aforementioned elements.  That is because it is those values that determine how well (or not) the recordings translate to home audiences.  Luckily for each band, the recordings’ production values stand out for the most positive reasons.  In the case of Coma Ecliptic Live, audiences are treated to expertly mixed audio, camera angles that take audiences up close and personal with the band and editing that just as expertly captures the energy and emotion of every song.  Much the same can be said of Awaken The Guardian Live.  Even in the case of the recordings’ audio-only platforms, the sound mixing is so well handled that audiences are pulled just as much into the concerts.  Between the expertly handled audio, the camera work and the recordings’ editing, the whole of the recordings’ production values form the foundation for each recording, a foundation on which the previously discussed set lists and performances rest easily.  All things considered, each recording proves to be enjoyable for the bands’ respective audiences.  They prove to be among the year’s top new live recordings.

Come Ecliptic Live and Awaken The Guardian Live are among this year’s top new live recordings.  They are presentations that fans of Between The Buried and Me and Fates Warning will all enjoy.  That is due to set lists that give audiences full album experiences and performances of said albums that will keep home audiences just as engaged as the audiences who attended the events in person.  The concerts’ production values across their varied platforms put the finishing touch on each recording’s presentation.  That is because they wholly pull audiences into the concerts regardless of platform.  Each element, as has been discussed already, plays its own integral part in the recordings’ presentations.  All things considered, they make each recording presentations that are memorable concerts; concerts that fans of each band will enjoy, leaving them agreeing each one deserves a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new live recordings.  Each recording is available in stores and online now.  More information on each recording is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.metalblade.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MetalBlade

 

 

 

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Liftmaster Is Giving Garage Bands Nationwide Their Own “Lift” With New Contest

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A garage door manufacturer is giving garage bands across the nation to make it big.

Liftmaster Presents Battle of the Garage Bands is a new contest created by garage door manufacturer Liftmaster.  In order to be entered into the contest, bands simply upload videos of themselves performing an original song at https://bgb.ssnapp.com.  Audiences will vote on their favorite videos, and after two rounds of voting the contest’s top two bands will be flown to Chicago, IL to compete live.

The first voting session is currently open and ends June 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  The second session begins June 12 and ends July 7.   Bands wanting to enter the contest can do so until May 31.

The live competition, which will be held July 23 at 1st Ward Events, will be judged by Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) , Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff) and producer Johnny K (Finger Eleven, Disturbed, Staind, Plain White Ts). The bands to face off will be notified that they are the finalist on July 8. The winning band will get to have their new single produced by Johnny K.

Along with the new song’s production, the winning band will also have its song sent to more than 1,000 radio stations nationwide, various video networks, 300 limited edition CD singles, and will get a 5-day mini-tour complete with posters, gear and more.

More contest information and rules is available at the contest’s website.  Proceeds raised through the contest will benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.  The organization provides financial aid to career musicians struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability or age-related problems.

Co-sponsors for the Battle of the Garage Bands include: CD Baby, Bandcamp, sweetrelief.org, Toucan Entertainment, Spy Music Group, KickLidz, FlipBin, 1st Ward Events, Dan Machnik and MVP Entertainment.

Full information on the Battle of the Garage Bands is available online at http://www.bgb.ssnapp.com.

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Audiences Will Enjoy John 5’s New LP In Every “Season”

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Early this past March, guitarist John 5 released his new solo recording Season of the Witch.  The famed guitarist’s now ninth overall solo instrumental recording, Season of the Witch proves from start to finish that it belongs on any critic’s list of the year’s top new rock albums.  That is due in part to the album’s songs.  This will be discussed shortly.  The arrangements at the center of each song are just as important to note as the songs themselves in examining the album’s overall presentation.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.  Each element is important in its own right to the album’s overall presentation.  All things considered, Season of the Witch proves to be a record that rock fans will enjoy in every season.

John 5’s latest solo instrumental record Season of the Witch is a record that rock fans will enjoy in every season.  That is due in part to the songs that are featured in this recording.  While the guitarist, whose real name is John William Lowery, is known largely for his work with the likes of Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and David Lee Roth, this record displays his versatility as a musician once again.  Lowery reaches liberally into the rock realm throughout the course of the record’s 13-song, 39-minute run time.  But it is not the only realm into which he reaches as is proven in the likes of ‘Behind The Nut Love,’ ‘Hell Haw’ and ‘Ode To Jasper.’  The first of the group is a country-western style song while the second is a fun, up-tempo bluegrass/rockabilly style work that even incorporates a touch of jazz at the same time.  ‘Ode to Jasper’ is a beautifully tragic work that will tug at any listener’s heart strings even while it clocks in at not even two minutes.  Getting back on the matter of the album’s rich rock reachings, listeners will be impressed at the amount of ground Lowery covers in that realm.  From the industrial leanings of the album’s title track/closer to the almost Joe Satriani/Living Colour-esque sound of ‘Now Fear This’ to the prog-rock sound of ‘Here’s To The Crazy Ones’ and beyond, this record displays great diverse talent from Lowery and his fellow musicians.  That diversity forms a solid foundation for this new offering from the famed guitarist.  The arrangements at the center of the songs build onto that foundation, strengthening it even more.

The arrangements at the center of the record’s featured songs are so important to note in examining the album’s presentation because they exhibit just as much diversity as the songs themselves.  Yes, there is a lot of high-velocity guitar playing throughout the record.  However, Lowery also proves that he can play just as expertly in more contemplative moments as he can in wilder moments.  That is proven throughout the record as he goes from full-on riffs to other elements and back time and again.  ‘Guitars, T**s, and Monsters’ is one of the songs that supports this statement.  This song mixes Jimi Hendrix-esque riffs with a touch of Eddie Van Halen fluidly for a song that clearly exhibits his (and his band mates’) ability to handle such quick shifts in style.  The whole thing winds down with a rather reserved arrangement that gently places listeners, albeit breathless, on another musical shore.  ‘Hell Haw’ is another example of  the diversity presented in the songs’s arrangements.  This song takes the classic jazz tune ‘Who Could Ask For Anything More’ and crosses it with a touch of rockabilly and bluegrass, clearly showing Lowery’s ability to handle all three genres in one whole. The same can be said of his fellow musicians.  It is, in fact, one of the moments that allows them to really put their talents on display.  Very much the same can be said of the simplistic arrangement in ‘Ode To Jasper.’  This song’s arrangement only calls for a small handful of notes to be played throughout.  Yet even with so few notes being played by any of the band members, the gentility in those notes and their gentle flowing nature creates a massive emotional impact.  Considering this it is one more arrangement that proves the arrangements in the album’s featured songs are collectively just as diverse as the songs themselves.  Keeping that in mind, that diversity—which is shown just as much through the album’s other arrangements not noted here—proves to be just as important to this record’s presentation as its songs.  It is not the last of the record’s most important elements either.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.

The diversity in SOTW’s songs and their arrangements are both key pieces of the record’s whole.  Each element ensures in its own way listeners’ engagement. They are not the record’s only important elements.  Its sequencing rounds out its most important elements.  The record opens and closes with a nod to Lowery’s industrial roots.  In between, Lowery and company take listeners on quite the musical ride.  The transition from ‘Black Grass Plague’ and ‘Guitars, T***, and Monsters’ eventually makes way for the more controlled riffs of ‘Now Fear This’ before the band really pulls back in the country-western ‘Behind The Nut Love.’  From there, the energy picks back up shortly in ‘Making Monsters’ and ‘Here’s To The Crazy Ones’ before pulling back again in ‘The Macabre,’ which despite its name, sounds anything but macabre.  If anything the harmonics incorporated into the mid-tempo ballad style song makes for an interesting emotional impact.  The record’s energy rises again from there before reaching that already noted deeply emotional ballad that is ‘Ode To Jasper.’  The final powerful punch of the record’s title song makes for the ideal ending to the album.  When it is considered along with the rest of the record’s crests and troughs, the whole picture is one is even more certain to keep listeners engaged.  When this consideration is joined with the notes on the record’s songs and their arrangements, it becomes clear that much time and thought was put into crafting this album.  That time and thought resulted in a record that deserves a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new rock records.

John 5’s new instrumental solo record Season of the Witch is a work that deserves a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new rock records.  That is evidenced through the diversity in the record’s songs and their arrangements.  The record’s sequencing provides its own share of diversity, too.  That diversity across the board makes this record one that is certain to entertain not just rock loyalists but music lovers in whole.  It shows that this record deserves a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new rock records and potentially the year’s top new albums overall.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Season of the Witch is available online now along with all of John 5’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.john-5.com

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/john5guitarist

 

 

 

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