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Blues punks The Bobby Lees (Sam Quartin , Kendall Wind , Macky Bowman, Nick Casa) have been tearing it up on stages in Upstate, NY and around the country. While you may recognize Quartin from movie roles like the (forthcoming) Run With The Hunted and Let Me Make You A Martyr , this band is not a novelty project but a full fledged rock n rollercoaster. They totally scorch the stage with a howling sense of purpose and poetic sting, capturing a primal and at times even fun energy on Beauty Pageant . Feral animals and ghosts hiding in the trees agree that this band is the shit. This record and group truly deserve to be heard, so head to their Bandcamp and blast "Deem Em Dead" now. You can say you knew 'em when.
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“METAL IN AMERICA” Tour taking shape tba, new band intact, press release next week, ALL good! Going to the Drag Races this weekend, CYA”(2/24/11)
“I want to thank everyone who came out to the shows this weekend, you kicked some ass! We had a great time. We’ll be “Back for More”. CYA” (2/20/11)
And of course, “For those of you who asked, here is the link for the new OFFICIAL Stephen Pearcy Facebook Page: http://j.mp/dGpUlD Tell the World!” (2/18/11)
Catch the whole LA-based glammer Ratt crew also on Twitter, if you dare.Add to My Radar
Michael Sweet of Stryper has been around the block, touring and performing in his influential Christian glam metal band since the early 80’s. Whether you agree with his band’s message or not, you can’t deny that Stryper have some sweet gosh darn harmonies and righteous riffs peppered through their catalogue. Every band has influences, and Stryper are looking back at peers and precursors who inspired them on the band’s new record THE COVERING. Who knows, maybe someday Demon Hunter will cover Stryper.
When it came time to pick out a listing of tunes to cover, all the band had to do was look back upon their club days. “Growing up, before Stryper was even Stryper, we were a cover band,” says Sweet. “We played Gazzarri’s on the Strip for years – we would do originals but also do covers, as well. We always did Priest covers and Maiden covers, all those bands we grew up on and who influenced us. I’m never going to sound like Bruce Dickinson or Ronnie James Dio, nor would I ever try to. And having me sing the song puts our own spin on it. We just all did our own thing and with our own touches and feel – Robert, Tim, Oz, and myself – it has that Stryper feel to it as well.”
Most of the covers work well (especially “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Over The Mountain” which are well suited to the signature soaring Stryper vocals you love or hate). Even if you might be surprised to hear Sweet singing “Breaking The Law”, THE COVERING is worth checking out. I can man up and admit I love this style of metal while simultaneously wearing a Jucifer shirt. Anyway, Sweet talked about the album, the songs, the past and future of Stryper and his rad stint in legendary classic rock band Boston.
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English rock band, Whitesnake, is offering you a chance to win David Coverdale’s signed Mini Martin Guitar!
All you have to do is download the Free “Love Will Set You Free” MP3 or pre-order their new album at the bands website, and you will be entered for a chance to win David’s own Mini Martin guitar used in the actual recording of “Forevermore”!
Sweet deal right?
The bands newest studio album, “Forevermore” is set to release March 25 via Frontiers Records.Add to My Radar
Earlier this year, Sunset Strip legends Ratt released their first album in 10 years titled “Infestation” on Roadrunner Records. Since then, the guys: frontman Stephen Pearcy, guitarists Warren DeMartini and Carlos Cavazo, bassist Robbie Crane and drummer Bobby Blotzer hit the road, and now, they have released a new video for “Eat Me Up Alive” featuring footage from live performances.
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Swedish sleaze rock/metal band Hardcore Superstar just released the second video trailer for their upcoming album “Split Your Lip”. In the video drummer Adde tells the story behind the cover artwork for the new album. “Split Your Lip” is slated for release on November 26, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.
To watch the video click here.Add to My Radar
Nashville, Tennessee’s Glam Metal veterans Winger open up shop to the world on ReverbNation. Their page has basic bios, news, and links to various social networks to deepen your Winger experience. Make your way to the store and you can find a plethora of shirts (including a multitude of mini tees for the ladies), hats, and you can go green with re-usable bags (for groceries or picnics). Get your Winger shopping fix under control here. After a spectacular comeback, Winger is still riding high on the release of “Karma”, their fifth studio album on Frontiers Records.Add to My Radar
“My office has been inundated with requests for a statement or interviews. The only thing I wanna say is, “I wish Kat nothing but the very best. Right now I am focusing on my family, the Sixx Sense radio show, the Sixx A.M. album and my upcoming book.” Any quote attributed to me other than this is inaccurate.”
The statement comes in response to Kat Von D posting to Twitter that she is dating Jesse James of West Coast Choppers fame.Add to My Radar
After months of speculation, Whitesnake are thrilled to announce their new bass player/singer… 35 year old Michael Devin. Recently Michael has been playing with Lynch Mob with new Whitesnake drummer, Brian Tichy. This completes the new Whitesnake line-up & Michael will be featured on their new album, alongside guitarists Doug Aldrich & Reb Beach & keyboardist Timothy Drury.
Michael Devin says… “It’s an honor to be welcomed into the Whitesnake family. I’m a big fan. Whitesnake is notorious for exciting musicianship, David’s history is rich, and I’m very proud to be here.”
The album is currently being recorded for release on the Frontiers label in early 2011. The band will be also returning to touring in support of the new album’s release.Add to My Radar