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Red Hot Chili Peppers Release New Music Video For “Goodbye Angels”

Red Hot Chili Peppers Release New Music Video For “Goodbye Angels”

Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers have released a new music video for their song “Goodbye Angels”, from the band’s most recent album The Getaway, which was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 17, 2016. The “Goodbye Angels” music video was shot in Atlanta and directed by Thoranna “Tota” Sigurdardottir and can be seen HERE.

Red Hot Chili Peppers have spent the year playing sold out shows in Europe and  North America in support of The Getaway and will headline Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and The Meadows Festival. See below for a complete list of dates.

The Getaway debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart and at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release in June. The Getaway marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third #2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, and New Zealand and at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany. The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.

The album was praised by Rolling Stone: “top-shelf modern-rock splendor”, People: “their best album in ages”, USA Today: “…proves not only that the longtime rockers still sizzle 30 years in, but also are capable of victoriously revamping their sound”, and many more.

11-May Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
13-May Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans
14-May Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center-
16-May Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
18-May Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
19-May Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
21-May Kansas City Sprint Center
23-May Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
26-May Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
28-May Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
29-May Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
10-Jun Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
20-Jun Montreal , QC Bell Centre
22-Jun Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Centre
23-Jun Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
25-Jun Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
30-Jun Chicago, IL United Center
1-Jul Chicago, IL United Center
13-Oct Austin, TX Austin City Limits
16-Oct Denver, CO Pepsi Center
18-Oct Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena

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Rock Supergroup Chickenfoot To Release “BEST + LIVE” On March 10th!

Rock Supergroup Chickenfoot To Release “BEST + LIVE” On March 10th!

Supergroup Chickenfoot will release Divine Termination,” its first new tune in 5 years on BEST + LIVE, the group’s first ever best of collection, on March 10, 2017.  Chickenfoot features front man Sammy Hagar, guitar god Joe Satriani, bassist Michael Anthony (Van Halen), and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

In addition to “Divine Termination,” BEST + LIVE includes over 90 minutes of live music – for the first time released on CD.  Sammy Hagar says, “Listening to this collection of songs from the ‘Foot brings back memories of some of the most fun I’ve ever had in a band. The chemistry between Chad, Joe, Mike and me is very special. It’s almost like visual music — you can see us having fun when you listen to these songs.”

In May 2016, Chickenfoot reunited for two highly-anticipated one-time shows at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, and played their first complete set in more than six years, along with a special unveiling of the new tune “Divine Termination.”  Joe Satriani describes the track as “bone crunching, hell raising rock, dripping with attitude and vibe. Just the way Chickenfoot likes it!”

Both the extra CD “LIVE” and the bonus tracks on the best of feature a 13 song strong set list including almost every song from Chickenfoot’s debut album as well as Sammy Hagar’s old Montrose classic “Bad Motor Scooter,” The Who’s “My Generation” and Joe Satriani’s interpretation of “The Star Spangled Banner” – all recorded live in Phoenix 2009 and available for the first time on CD (previously only available as video on the DVD/Blu-ray “Get Your Buzz On.

The group’s last album, Chickenfoot III, debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 when it was released in 2011.

Tracklist “BEST+LIVE”
CD1 – BEST OF
01. Divine Termination (BRAND NEW SONG)
02. Soap On A Rope
03. Sexy Little Thing
04. Oh Yeah
05. Get It Up
06. Future In The Past
07. Big Foot
08. Different Devil
09. Lighten Up
10. Dubai Blues
11. Something Going Wrong

Bonus LIVE TRACKS:
12. Highway Star
13. Bad Motor Scooter
14. My Generation

CD2 – LIVE 
01. Avenida Revolution
02. Sexy Little Thing
03. Soap On A Rope
04. My Kinda Girl
05. Down The Drain
06. Bitten By The Wolf
07. Oh Yeah
08. Learning To Fall
09. Get It Up
10. Turnin’ Left
11. Future In The Past

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RESONATE: Glenn Hughes On The Creation of His New Landmark Album And More!

RESONATE: Glenn Hughes On The Creation of His New Landmark Album And More!

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The legendary Glenn Hughes – Photo by Georgina Cates

It has been a landmark year for “The Voice of Rock.” In 2016, Glenn Hughes was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of fame, thrilled audiences across the nation on a solo tour and hit the studio to create one of his most powerful albums to date. “Resonate,” which will be released via Frontiers Music Srl on November 4th, is the 8th studio album from the rock legend and serves another incredible milestone from his storied career. “Resonate” is a lyrically rich album that blends the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk with his astonishing voice. From album opener, “Heavy” to the last chords of the closer “Long Time Gone,” the new release promises to be a contender for numerous Album of the Year lists. It features his live solo band members, Soren Andersen (guitars and co-producer), Pontus Engborg (drums) and newcomer Lachy Doley (keyboards), in addition to long-time friend and drummer Chad Smith (of Red Hot Chili Peppers), who joined them in the studio for opening and closing numbers. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Glenn Hughes to discuss his whirlwind year, the creative inspirations behind “Resonate” and what the future holds for him as an artist.

It’s great to speak with you, Glenn. Last time we spoke you were days away from being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. What was that experience like?

The induction was incredible! To be up there with my dear friend, David Coverdale, was a great moment for both of us. To have been recognized into the institution where other members weren’t was very strange. However, we don’t get to choose who gets inducted. That is the Hall of Fame’s job to do that. It was a grand and glorious event for everyone! I have known the guys in Chicago for a long time and Steve Miller is an old friend from back in 1972, so I pretty much knew everybody who was getting inducted! It was a great, great evening and for the Hall of Fame to extend the love for me to become an ambassador and to be of service to those coming into the Hall of Fame is a true honor for me.

You followed that incredible night up with a tour of the United States. How was the trip?

It’s always an honor for me to play anywhere in America because it has been so long since I had done a tour. To play up in the northeast was a great way to start the summer. It is so, so beautiful up there! My god, it’s incredible! It was really hot but the fans turned out and we had great audiences and everyone was very receptive throughout the tour, all the way from the East Coast through the Midwest, all the way up the North and then back into LA. Every place we visited was incredible and the good news is that we’re making plans to tour again in the spring!

That’s terrific! It’s been an incredible year for you and you followed up the tour by heading back into the studio for a brand-new solo album! What drew you back to your musical roots for this one?

It was like going home for me because the way I originally started out writing as a teenager was in my mother’s house. With this album, as you know, I was recovering from double knee transplants in the spring. I was writing the whole time in my studio. I wrote all the songs on “Resonate” in my studio and then took them to be recorded with my band. It was a really beautiful experience. It is probably one of the easiest albums I have ever written, simply because I had so much time to write. I write every day, even on Christmas Day I am in my studio! I just can’t help myself! [laughs] I’m in love with the art form of writing music and it is really the key center point of who I am.

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Is “Resonate” an album you could have written as a younger man?

I think everything I do in my older years is something I couldn’t do when I was younger. I think I’ve become more of a studious musician, as both a player and a writer. I think as I get older the channel is still open for me. I know a lot of my peer group, when they are in their 60s, sort of retire or just don’t feel it anymore. Perhaps maybe they just want to do something else? For me, I am in fine tune to what I should do. I know that I’ve been given a gift to write songs and share those songs with people across the planet, so it’s my pleasure to keep making music and keep it fresh!

It has been a few years since your previous solo album. That’s not to say you haven’t been busy in the meantime! What made this the right time to release a solo record?

It was definitely time for a new solo album. With Black Country Communion doing three albums and a DVD and then California Breed doing an album, it took about five years out of my life. With the surgery on my knees and the heart surgery, I was down for two years in recovery, so it was time for me to come back with this album. This is an album, like you said, where I’m going back to my roots. This is a rock record for rock fans. I think people are excited by the fact that I’ve returned to that element. It’s very dangerous, lyrically dense and heavy in lyrical content as well. I wasn’t frightened. I worked through some fears to do this album. You know, when I write, I can tell if a song I am doing is going to be completed. I don’t finish some songs if I feel it may not be right for a particular album. Every song you hear on this album was written in the spring in my studio and I knew that I was onto something. I knew I could take the songs into the Copenhagen and record this album with my band.

While the writing may have come easy, I’m sure you faced challenges along the way. What can you tell us about those?

As far as the recovery aspect of it, it took six months for my legs to become functional. I think we may have talked about this before but I had to learn how to walk again. Anything to do with my physicality was a little bit difficult. When you have two knees put in, it’s like a child learning to walk for the first time and it was difficult. It was not easy and I had to be in physical therapy for 10 weeks, which is pretty grueling and you’re being told you’re not walking correctly. I have videos of me trying to walk and it was pretty gruesome. The onslaught of the problem was all physicality. My mind and my spiritual condition was always there. I was always ready for the challenge! Being in recovery, whether it’s from drugs and alcohol, heart surgery or knee transplants, has always been a part of who I am. I’ve always maintained following recovery and here I am on the other side of that and feeling on top of the world!

The name of the album is “Resonate.” Which of the songs on this record resonate the most with you? Pardon the pun!

They’re all special to me and they are like mini movies to me. They are all visual. It’s like an actor reading the script. When I sing a song, I go into a certain role of where I am in this particular song. For example, “Heavy” has a heavy chorus and “Let It Shine” has a very light ingredient in the verse. There is also the denseness of “Flow” and “God of Money” is a really dark song, which is about the dangers of putting anything before your art. Be it sex or drugs or whatever, you can’t do that! I wanted to sing about the fears of doing things inappropriately. There are so many things I’ve learned in the course of these last 50 years about what I can and cannot do! One thing I wasn’t when I was 22 was wise but I am now because wisdom comes with age. I have learned from some great doctors, meditational readers and therapists. I really do believe in spiritual progression and believe we can be kinder, calmer and more considerate if we use the spiritual condition.

I’m sure some songs come easier and others are harder to nail down. Which ones came easiest and which were the harder to wrangle onto the record?

Wow! That’s a good question. I have to be careful the way I answer this question. All of the songs wrote themselves. I would go into the studio and play a certain chord and out of that chord would come a verse, a title or a riff. Each song would kind of write itself right in front of my very eyes! It would sort of just appear! I have really been blessed with not having writer’s block in the last 20 years. I’ve been very fortunate to have a huge stockpile of songs. There was not a song that was difficult on this album. There are songs with two or three different arrangements like “Long Time Gone” or “When I Fall,” which is a little bit different. They all came pretty easily. I’m actually kind of laughing while I’m telling you this because it has never been so easy for me to write something!

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Glenn Hughes – Photo by Georgina Cates

I also wanted to focus on the people who work with you on this album. What can you tell us about them and what they brought to the table?

These guys are my band! Soren Andersen [guitars and co-producer] and Pontus Engborg [drums] have been with me for 10 years. Lachy Doley is an Australian guy who plays with my friend Jimmy Barnes. He played with me in Australia a few times when I played over there and I brought him into play keyboards. He’s just an amazing keyboard player! Of course, we also have Chad Smith from Red Hot Chili Peppers, who is my best friend. He has been on my last six albums. We have an unwritten law where whatever I record he is always there, so I’m very fortunate to have my best friend on my album. These guys are very much in tune with what I’m doing. What I did was bring each song to them on a different day and play the songs to them one at a time. From there, we recorded each song and focused on the album track by track. We didn’t rehearse the entire album. We would rehearse one song and then another song and that is the way I wanted to do it. I feel it worked out really well that way.

How did you and Chad Smith cross paths and forge a friendship?

In 2003 at the NAMM show, a friend of mine who was an endorser at the LA show in January, asked me if I would like to play with Chad. I was doing a show the following evening. My friend said that Chad was going to be with him and asked if I would like Chad to come up and play some songs with me. I asked him if he knew my material and he said, “He knows all of your material!” I thought that was hilarious! I met Chad in the afternoon on the show day and he was going to play on two songs but he ended up playing on eight songs of a 12 song set! From that moment, we have kind of been inseparable. We are best friends, our wives are best friends and I am the Godfather to one of his kids. He’s such a very, very cool man. He’s a funny guy, very musically intelligent and an insanely good drummer. He is a very musical drummer. When he plays with me he gets to go off and gets to be Keith Moon and Bonzo and gets to do what he wants to do. I think it’s really cool that he gets to do that!

Earlier this year, it was revealed Black Country Communion will make its return in 2017. How did you guys get back on the same page after the past few years apart?

One thing I want to make clear to everybody across air nation is that Joe Bonamassa and I never fell out. It just happened that after “Afterglow” was recorded and released in the fall of 2012, there was no touring schedule set. Being that there was no touring schedule set, I decided to leave the band simply because I needed to go back to my solo career. There was never falling out. Joe was continuing with his solo career and it just never worked out that we could do a lot of touring. Over the course of the years, we have spoken to each other and we had lunch the spring. We said, “Wouldn’t it be great to make another record? Maybe the time is right to do that.” There’s certain times when people get back together for reunions and if they have their material, they have a good insight. We are actually writing now and we have written half of the album. Joe is coming next week to finish up the songs and we will be headed back into the studio in January.

While it is early in the process, what’s the direction you see yourself moving sonically?

You know, it’s a combination of all three albums. It will sound like Black Country Communion. When you hear the first few bars of the song, you will know it’s us! We are not making any severe left turns or opening up any new doors of trying to do something that is different from the way we started. We are very focused on what we should do. We are making a rock album for rock fans. We’re not making anything different than pure rock music in the tradition of what Black Country Communion set out to do in 2010!

I know you have an autobiography but the past few years have been an amazingly productive time for you. Any plans to do another book of some sort in the future?

Oh, I think so. A few people have come to me about doing another book. I think when I have the time, maybe sometime in the next five years, I will do that. I’m happy to tell you that I’ve never been this busy! I’m writing the new Black Country Communion album, “Resonate” comes out in the next two weeks and my tour starts in Europe on the eighth of November, so I’ve never been this bloody busy! Thank God I’m in good health, good shape and good state of mind! Long may that continue!

Glenn Hughes - Photo by Georgina Cates

Glenn Hughes – Photo by Georgina Cates

As I mentioned, I love you’re such a force for positivity in all you do. It is a strange time here in America right before this election. Seeing as you do have such a positive world outlook, I wanted to get your thoughts on America at this point in time.

Obviously, we are in a position right now where we have two candidates that may not be the ideal view for Americans. We are facing reality. We are less than two weeks away from the election. I’m not going to talk to much about who I think should be president because everybody’s got their own opinion and I think artists and actors should stay out of it. With that said, we are in a bit of a mess here. We have to hope that Congress and the things we move forward on, the stability of our economy, protecting our borders and keeping Americans free in all four corners of the world, is very important to our nation. We stand at the abyss right now where we have to be very, very positive. It’s very, very clear to me what’s going on in the political race. It’s just a nightmare with what we’re facing. We have to stay positive. America is the greatest country in the world! I only hope and pray that in the next couple of weeks, when it comes down to the election day, that we have guile and some insight on how we can move our country forward. I have been living here for 43 years and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else!

You’ve seen changes in the music industry throughout the years. What excites you most about being an artist in this day and age?

As I am a songwriter, that keeps me busy. I have always been a songwriter and in the last 20 years I’ve written more than I’ve ever done. I think that’s because of my sobriety years. It’s songwriting that keeps me focused. As you know, I tour a lot and travel all the time. It’s always the songs that center me! It’s these songs on “Resonate” that I carefully write knowing they will be recorded and listened to by a lot of people. Look, I have been freely given this gift to carry the message. The message is all about love and healing. I say again, music is simply the greatest healer in this dark time. Music is something that we can all relate to. It will help you, save you and keep you warm, safe and cuddly. Music will never change the world but it sure can heal a lot of people!

For all the latest news and dates for Glenn Hughes, visit his official website at www.glennhughes.com. Connect with him on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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The Legendary Glenn Hughes Releases Music Video for Debut Single “Heavy”

The Legendary Glenn Hughes Releases Music Video for Debut Single “Heavy”

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Glenn Hughes, the legendary “Voice Of Rock,” has released the first music video from his upcoming 8thsolo album, Resonate. The video for the debut single “Heavy” is now available worldwide and can be seen below! The music video also features a guest appearance by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith, who also played on the track. Resonate is scheduled for release on November 4th by Frontiers Music SRL.

“It’s time to bust out the big grooves,” explains Glenn Hughes when asked about the track.

Resonate will be available in two configurations: regular cd and deluxe edition including one bonus track and DVD. The Deluxe Edition includes the bonus track “Nothing’s The Same”, plus a bonus DVD disc featuring the “Making of” the album documentary – “Heavy” (song video), and “Long Time Gone” (song video). A vinyl release will be made available via the Frontiers’ label partners Soulfood Music. The album is available for pre-order via Amazon), iTunes) and Google Play. The single “Heavy” is also available on Spotify with the full album streaming on release date. Resonate wasproduced by Glenn Hughes & Soren Andersen.

From album opener, “Heavy”, to the very last chords of the closer, “Long Time Gone”,  Resonate promises to be a contender for ‘Album of the Year’.  The album features his live solo band members, Soren Andersen (guitars and co-producer), Pontus Engborg (drums) and newcomer to his band, Lachy Doley (keyboards). In addition, long-time friend and drummer, Chad Smith (of Red Hot Chili Peppers), added his drumming skills to the tracks ‘Heavy” and “Long Time Gone.” An EPK talking about Resonate can be seen here: https://youtu.be/JCz34DX40l8

It might well be the most-heavy sounding of his solo albums, but as is his trademark, musical diversity shines through and as Glenn commented upon completion of the new recording, “This album is the first kind of a complete Glenn Hughes album”.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Dates For 2017 North American Tour

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Dates For 2017 North American Tour

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Red Hot Chili Peppers announce the first three legs of their 2017 North American Tour today. The band is touring in support of its 11th studio album, the worldwide No. 1 The Getaway.

The Getaway Tour kicks off January 5th, 2017, in San Antonio, TX, and will crisscross its way across North America. Please see below for all confirmed dates. More dates will be announced soon. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will provide support for all dates. In addition, Jack Irons will join the tour for the January dates.  Every ticket purchased includes a choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of The Getaway.

A fan club ticket pre-sale launches this Wednesday, September 21st at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th.

The Getaway debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart and at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release in June. The Getaway marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third #2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, and New Zealand and at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany. The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.

The album was praised by Rolling Stone: “top-shelf modern-rock splendor”, People: “their best album in ages”, USA Today: “…proves not only that the longtime rockers still sizzle 30 years in, but also are capable of victoriously revamping their sound”, and many more.

Watch the video for the band’s “Dark Necessities,”HERE and “Go Robot” HERE.

Additional live dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

January 5 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
January 7 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
January 8 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
January 10 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
January 12 – Memphis, TN @ Fed Ex Forum
January 14 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
January 15 – Wichita, KS @ In Trust Arena
January 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
January 20 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
January 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
February 2 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
February 4 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center
February 7 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
February 10 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
February 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
February 15 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
March 2 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
March 4 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
March 5 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
March 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
March 12 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
March 15 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center at Rose Quarter
March 17 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
March 18 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

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Rock Icon Glenn Hughes Announces New Solo Album “Resonate”

Rock Icon Glenn Hughes Announces New Solo Album “Resonate”

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated, twelfth original GLENN HUGHES album Resonate – scheduled for release worldwide on November 4th A true vocal and musical icon of our times,

Glenn is back with his heaviest solo album to date. Glenn commented upon completion of the new recording: “this album is the first complete Glenn Hughes album“.  Resonate will be available in two configurations: regular cd and deluxe edition including one bonus track and DVD. The Deluxe Edition includes the bonus track “Nothing’s The Same”, plus a bonus DVD disc featuring the “Making of” the album documentary – “Heavy” (song video), and “Long Time Gone” (song video). A vinyl release will be made available via the Frontiers’ label partners Soulfood Music. Resonate was produced by Glenn Hughes & Soren Andersen.

2016 was the busiest year yet for Glenn Hughes. Glenn was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with Deep Purple in April, recently wrapped up his successful sold-out US headline tour, and now finally Glenn’s first solo album in over 8 years will see the light of day! Resonate is truly a triumphant return to form for “The Voice of Rock”! No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. That astonishing voice is Hughes’ calling card and the new album, Resonate will shine as a true Glenn Hughes landmark release.

From album opener, “Heavy”, to the very last chords of the closer, “Long Time Gone”, the new release promises to be a contender for numerous ‘Album of the Year’ lists. It features his live solo band members, Soren Andersen (guitars and co-producer), Pontus Engborg (drums) and newcomer to his band, Lachy Doley (keyboards), in addition to long-time friend and drummer, Chad Smith (of Red Hot Chili Peppers), who joined them in the studio for the opening and closing numbers. Check out an EPK with Hughes discussing the making of Resonate below.

Make no mistake. The “Voice of Rock” never left the building!

‘RESONATE’ TRACKLISTING

  1. HEAVY
  2. MY TOWN
  3. FlOW
  4. LET IT SHINE
  5. STEADY
  6. GOD OF MONEY
  7. HOW LONG
  8. LANDMINES
  9. WHEN I FALL
  10. STUMBLE & GO
  11. LONG TIME GONE

More About Glenn Hughes:
Vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer.

The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was TRAPEZE. In 1973, Hughes joined Deep Purple. The trailblazing hard-rock legends had just weathered the departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bass guitarist Roger Glover, but guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice continued with the addition of Hughes and David Coverdale.

Since 1992, Hughes has toured extensively in Europe, Japan and South America in support of solo albums, but more recently has been involved with award winning supergroups’, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION with guitar star Joe Bonamassa, keyboard player Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham and CALIFORNIA BREED, who also featured both Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham.

Glenn Hughes was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Mark III line up of Deep Purple. He spent key years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of the group, recording on the classic albums: Burn, Stormbringer, and Come Taste The Band. Hughes and other members of Deep Purple were in attendance to receive the honour. This achievment was a culmination of a 40+ years career which saw Glenn leave his indelible mark in several musical endeavours and bands.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Release New Music Video For “Dark Necessities” Directed By Olivia Wilde

Red Hot Chili Peppers Release New Music Video For “Dark Necessities” Directed By Olivia Wilde

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Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers release the music video for their current single “Dark Necessities”from their upcoming new album The Getaway, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records tomorrow, June 17th. The video was directed by Olivia Wilde and will be available to watch today exclusively on the band’s Facebook page beginning at 10:00 AM PST following a Facebook Live Q&A with frontman Anthony Kiedis at 9:30 AM PST.

The new music video features notable female long boarders Carmen Shafer, Amanda Caloia, Amanda Powell, and Noelle Mulligan.

The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich. “Dark Necessities”, “The Getaway”, and “We Turn Red” are available as instant downloads to those who pre-order the album at http://smarturl.it/thegetawayrhcp.

Earlier this week, the band joined James Corden for ‘Carpool Karaoke’ on The Late Late Show. The clip was viewed online over six million times in 24 hours. Watch the clip HERE.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ previous album, I’m With You, was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 countries. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will continue to perform at a variety of music festivals around the world this summer, including headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago on July 30th. For a complete list of upcoming dates, click HERE.

“A band reborn? Possibly. Refined? Definitely. The brilliance of ‘The Getaway’ is in its subtleties, which define their most intimate and expressive album to date, and suggest that, after 32 years, the Chilis can still keep us guessing.” – Clash Music<

“A tightly woven affair, never messy or maudlin or self-indulgent; a dreamboat of many colors, a marble rye of genres” – Classic Rock

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The Getaway tracklisting:
1. The Getaway
2. Dark Necessities
3. We Turn Red
4. The Longest Wave
5. Goodbye Angels
6. Sick Love
7. Go Robot
8. Feasting on the Flowers
9. Detroit
10. This Ticonderoga
11. Encore
12. The Hunter
13. Dreams of a Samurai

About Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.” The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ last studio album, I’m With You, was released by Warner Bros. Records on August 29, 2011.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Release Title Track From Their Upcoming Album ‘The Getaway’

Red Hot Chili Peppers Release Title Track From Their Upcoming Album ‘The Getaway’

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Today, Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers release the title track from their upcoming new album The Getaway, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on June 17th. The track is available as an instant download, along with the previous single “Dark Necessities,” to those who pre-order the album at http://smarturl.it/thegetawayrhcp. It is released around the world today via all digital retailers and is available for streaming on Spotify.

The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ previous album, I’m With You, was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 countries.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at a variety of music festivals around the world this summer, including headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago on July 30th. Please see below for all upcoming dates.

‘The Getaway’ track listing:
1. The Getaway
2. Dark Necessities
3. We Turn Red
4. The Longest Wave
5. Goodbye Angels
6. Sick Love
7. Go Robot
8. Feasting on the Flowers
9. Detroit
10. This Ticonderoga
11. Encore
12. The Hunter
13. Dreams of a Samurai

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Red Hot Chili Pepper Tour dates:

05/29 – Napa Valley, CA – BottleRock
06/03-05 – Mendig Airfield, Germany – Rock am Ring
06/03-05 – Nuremburg, Germany – Rock im Park
06/08 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
06/10 – Landgraaf, Netherlands – Pinkpop
06/10-12 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Novarock
06/29-07/02 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
06/30-07/03 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
07/02 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07/06 – Kiev, Ukraine – U-Park Festival
07/09 – Moscow, Russia – Park Live
07/10 – Perthshire, Scotland – T in the Park
07/15 – Ottawa, Canada – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 – Quebec City, Canada – Festival d’été de Quebec
07/22-24 – Yuzawa-cho, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival
07/22-24 – Jinsan, South Korea – Valley Rock Festival
07/29-31 – Montreal, Canada – Osheaga Festival
07/30 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/25 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Tennent’s Vital
08/26-27 – Reading, England – Reading Festival
08/26-27 – Leeds, England – Leeds Festival

About Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.” The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest studio album, I’m With You, was released by Warner Bros. Records on August 29, 2011.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Release ‘The Getaway’ On June 17th!

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Release ‘The Getaway’ On June 17th!

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Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers return with a new single – “Dark Necessities” which is released around the world today via all digital retailers.

The track is the first song to be released from the Los Angeles-based band’s upcoming 11th studio album, The Getaway, due from Warner Bros. Records on June 17th. Fans who pre-order the album at http://smarturl.it/thegetawayrhcp will receive an instant download of “Dark Necessities”.

The album was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ previous album, I’m With You, was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 countries.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at a variety of music festivals around the world this summer, including headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago on July 30th. Please see below for all upcoming dates.

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The Getaway – Tracklisting:

1. The Getaway
2. Dark Necessities
3. We Turn Red
4. The Longest Wave
5. Goodbye Angels
6. Sick Love
7. Go Robot
8. Feasting on the Flowers
9. Detroit
10. This Ticonderoga
11. Encore
12. The Hunter
13. Dreams of a Samurai

Upcoming Tour Dates:

05/22 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
05/29 – Napa Valley, CA – BottleRock
06/03-05 – Mendig Airfield, Germany – Rock am Ring
06/03-05 – Nuremburg, Germany – Rock im Park
06/08 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
06/10 – Landgraaf, Netherlands – Pinkpop
06/10-12 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Novarock
06/29-07/02 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
06/30-07/03 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
07/02 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07/06 – Kiev, Ukraine – U-Park Festival
07/09 – Moscow, Russia – Park Live
07/10 – Perthshire, Scotland – T in the Park
07/15 – Ottawa, Canada – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 – Quebec City, Canada – Festival d’été de Quebec
07/22-24 – Yuzawa-cho, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival
07/22-24 – Jinsan, South Korea – Valley Rock Festival
07/29-31 – Montreal, Canada – Osheaga Festival
07/30 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/25 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Tennent’s Vital
08/26-27 – Reading, England – Reading Festival
08/26-27 – Leeds, England – Leeds Festival

About Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.” The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest studio album, I’m With You, was released by Warner Bros. Records on August 29, 2011.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Makes Special Appearance on Screaming At Demons New Singles

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Makes Special Appearance on Screaming At Demons New Singles

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot) will make a special appearance on two new Screaming At Demons singles “Our Time” and “All Of Me” (release date to be determined).

Chris Clemence, the bassist of Screaming At Demons, had previously performed with Chad at several shows and they became friends, so when he reached out to Chad and asked him to play on the new upcoming singles, Chad quickly agreed.

When describing what it was like to work with Chad Smith, Chris said “Chad is a legend and phenomenal powerhouse of a drummer. We are beyond honored to have him play on our two new upcoming singles. His feel and groove have brought our songs to a new level. We are so lucky to have him as well as an all star team working on our music.”

Screaming At Demons recently released their song “Rockstar” along with the powerful video behind it to the masses at a Red Carpet event on October 6th. Since the release the band has been gaining the attention of fans and press alike.

The band is in its early stages of recording their new record, which will be mixed by 5 time Grammy award winner Chris Lord-Alge. When asked about working with Screaming At Demons Lord-Alge stated, “A new level of excitement is coming from these boys and they are giving back to people in need and making music that instantly makes you wanna be a part of it!”.

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