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Like A Storm Announce U.S. Headline Tour Dates For December

Like A Storm Announce U.S. Headline Tour Dates For December

New Zealand hard rock act Like A Storm have just announced their December U.S. headline tour today. The band, best known for innovating the use of Didgeridoo with heavy rock, will hit the road with direct support from Palisades starting on December 11th in Lincoln, NE and will wrap on December 22nd in Las Vegas, NV. Fans can purchase VIP and general admission tickets on the band’s website www.likeastorm.com.

“We can’t believe it’s been over two years since our last headline tour of the U.S, so we’re super excited for this run,” says bass guitarist Kent Brooks. “We’re riding high off the awesome summer tour with Godsmack & Shinedown, and this headline tour is gonna be the biggest and best show we’ve ever done.”

Like A Storm will be touring in support of their brand new single, “Complicated (Stitches & Scars)”, off of their third studio album, Catacombs, which was released this past summer via Century Media/RED MUSIC. The record, which debuted on the Top 5 Billboard Heatseekers Charts, Top 50 Billboard Emerging Artist Charts,and Top 100 Billboard Album Charts, was produced by Like A Storm’s very own Chris Brooks, Matt Brooks, and Kent Brooks.

Reviews for Catacombs have been strong from around the world:

Alt Press calls the music “A Melodic Metal Masterpiece.” Whilst Alt Corner out of the UK labeled Catacombs, “Early contender for Album of the Year.”

The record is currently the Editor’s Pick at Japan’s biggest Rock publication Burrn Magazine. And German outlet Time For Metal describes Catacombs as “Alternative Metal as its Best.

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Like A Storm is the most successful New Zealand rock band in US radio history. First gaining notoriety for incorporating the Didgeridoo into their breakout track, “Love The Way You Hate Me,” , the band’s last 6 singlesLove the Way You Hate Me,” “Wish You Hell,” “Become The Enemy,” “Break Free,” “Pure Evil,” and “The Devil Inside” have all charted at US Active Rock Top 40.

, Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, on top of headlining North America extensively. They have also been invited to perform at the world’s biggest hard rock festivals including: Download (UK), Nova Rock (Europe) and Rock on the Range (U.S.). Their reputation for touring the world relentlessly led Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge/Slash to once label them, “The hardest-working band in the business.” Like A Storm recently wrapped a massive U.S. run supporting Godsmack & Shinedown, where their high-energy live show garnered thousands of new fans on social media. Sully Erna from Godsmack invited Like A Storm up on stage to perform a cover of ACDC’s “Highway to Hell” at their final show in Texas.

Like A Storm is Chris Brooks (vocals), Matt Brooks (lead guitar), Kent Brooks (bass guitar), and Zach Wood (drums).

Like A Storm Headline Dates:
December 11 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
December 12 – Janesville, WI – The Back Bar
December 13 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
December 14 – Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center
December 15 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
December 17 – Minot, ND – The ‘O’Riginal Bar And Nightclub
December 18 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
December 19 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
December 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
December 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Backstage Bar

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Myles Kennedy Releases Music Video For “The Great Beyond”

Myles Kennedy Releases Music Video For “The Great Beyond”

The hardest working singer in rock music, Myles Kennedy, just released the latest music video for the song “The Great Beyond” from his debut solo album Year Of The Tiger. The new video comes on the heels of wrapping a US tour run with Slash and The Conspirators on the success of their latest single “Driving Rain.” The video is shot in black and white and features performance footage of the song from various stops on Myles’ sold-out summer tour of Europe, a tour that saw him perform the material live for the first time with his backing band from the album: Tim Tournier on bass and Zia Uddin on drums and percussion. You can watch the video for “The Great Beyond” below and Year Of The Tiger is available now wherever music is sold or by clicking here:  http://smarturl.it/MK-YearOfTheTiger.

Myles Kennedy, not one to spend a lot of time at home, is heading back out on tour of the United States in support of his critically acclaimed debut solo album Year Of The Tiger, courtesy of Napalm Records. The 18-date US tour will kick-off on November 13th in Chicago, IL and run through December 16th where it wraps up in Seattle, WA. Along the way, the tour will make stops in Milwaukee, WI; Cleveland, OH; Hartford, CT and Atlanta, GA among others. The performances will feature music from the critically acclaimed solo album as well as selections from Myles’ work with Alter Bridge, The Mayfield Four and Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Walking Papers will be openers on all of the dates as well. All shows are currently on-sale and all tour information including ticket links and VIP information for all dates can be found at www.MylesKennedy.com.

On the Year Of The Tiger album, Myles embarked on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hadn’t explored previously in his career. Kennedy himself played banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin in addition to guitar throughout the album. The emotional journey and personal story of Myles is captured in a bluesy-americana album with a twist of country and rock, swirling and flowing around the incredible, soulful voice that the world has come to know. As MetalSucks.comdeclared: “Kennedy is the Robert Plant of our times.”

Myles Kennedy burst on the music scene in 1990, but it wasn¹t until 1995, through his band The Mayfield Four, that he gained some notoriety. It was when the Mayfield Four toured opening for hitmakers Creed that Myles Kennedy would meet Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips. This meeting would eventually lead to the formation of Alter Bridge, the band that would become Myles¹ calling card to the world. The band released their debut album One Day Remains that would end up being certified Gold by the RIAA and the band would go on to sell millions of records worldwide over the course of 5 studio albums with the band. In 2008, the legacy of Myles Kennedy was circling the music industry and eventually found its way to members of Led Zeppelin. A now legendary story, Myles was asked to jam with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham for a potential project that never materialized. In 2009, Guns N¹ Roses guitarist Slash was working on a solo project and tapped Myles Kennedy to do vocals on 2 songs on that release. That partnership would lead to Myles becoming the vocalist for his other rock band, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. They have released 2 albums under that moniker. This relationship would also lead to Myles Kennedy singing for the iconic Guns N¹ Roses at their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2012 after band founder Axl Rose was unable to attend. Through Myles’ various projects, he has appeared on The Tonight Show; Jimmy Kimmel Live; Conan; has had music used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few; and appeared in the motion picture Rock Star. 2018 will mark a new chapter in Myles¹ career as he will be releasing his long-awaited debut solo album Year Of The Tiger. The album is a whole new direction for Myles creatively and showcases the talent that has made him one of the premiere frontmen in modern music today.

For more info visit:

Website: www.MylesKennedy.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMylesKennedy

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MylesKennedy

Instagram: www.instagram.com/OfficialMyleskennedy

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/myleskennedyofficial

Label: www.napalmrecords.com

DATE CITY VENUE
November 13th Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
November 14th Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
November 16th Council Bluffs, IA Horseshoe Casino – Whiskey Roadhouse
November 17th Kansas City, MO Harrah’s Kansas City – Voodoo Lounge
November 19th Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
November 21st Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
November 23rd Hartford, CT Webster Theater
November 24th Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
November 27th Pittsburgh, PA Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
November 28th Wilmington, DE The Queen
November 30th Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
December 1st Atlanta, GA Center Stage
December 3rd Asheville, NC Orange Peel
December 5th Orlando, FL The Beacham
December 6th Destin, FL Club LA
December 8th Dallas, TX Canton Hall
December 9th Lubbock, TX Jake’s Backroom
December 11th Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
December 13th Helena, MT Lewis And Clark Brewing
December 14th Spokane, WA The Fox Theater
December 16th Seattle, WA Moore Theater

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Violet Days Releases Teaser For Upcoming “Made In My Head” EP

Violet Days Releases Teaser For Upcoming “Made In My Head” EP

Swedish synth-pop artist Violet Days has just released a teaser for their much anticipated EP, Made In My Head, which arrives at the end of the month. Their recent single, “Leave But Don’t Go”, released via Ladygunn, appears on the EP. Check out the teaser below!

ABOUT VIOLET DAYS:
A collaborative project a few years in the making, Violet Days is the creative vision of lauded singer-songwriter/artist Lina Hansson and celebrated songwriter/producer Kris Eriksson. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, Hansson and Eriksson have together made an indelible mark in the pop and electronic music worlds, having helped shape some of the biggest modern pop tracks of the last five years. Today, Lina steps from behind the scenes and into the spotlight as Violet Days with the release of their debut EP Made in My Head, which is produced in its entirety by Kris Eriksson and will be released in the fall of 2018.

For Made in My Head, Violet Days weave together a dreamy soundscape found at the sonic intersection of electronic music production and pop. The lead single “Somber” perfectly encapsulates it all: The track is equal parts passion ballad and futuristic narrative as Lina lays her heart bare over a web of airy, rich synths while guest vocalist morgxn delivers powerful accompaniment. “Somber” contextualizes the shared search for love between everyday people, and the fear and baggage that comes with it, a running theme present across Made in My Head. As a case in point: “Just A Little” is an edgy gem that’s rough around the edges yet sensitive at its core. It oozes attitude as Lina gorgeously demands, “I want it to hurt just a little/Hurt just being with you.” “Just A Little” was released as Violet Days’ second single from the EP in May 2018, and was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in a number of territories, including the US for two separate weeks. The track has also since made its way into heavy rotation at Sweden’s P3 radio, leading to Violet Days being named the station’s “Artist of the Month” in July 2018. Additionally, the song was named one of Billboard’s “20 Great Pop Songs From 2018’s First Half You Might Have Missed.”

Elsewhere on the EP, “Leave But Don’t Go,” the third single, is a pretty, yet catchy ode to “that special someone who is always there for you, who ensures you that everything will be alright,” says Lina. “I Think” is a commanding breakup anthem that simultaneously screams emotional independence and crippling heartbreak, while “Cocaine Kisses,” which rounds out the EP, is lustful and slow-burning.

All combined, Made in My Head is a robust rainbow of sounds that guides today’s alternative pop movement into fresh artistic territory. It is the culmination of years of collaboration and experimentation shared between Lina and Kris. The two originally met five years ago in Sweden via mutual friends and fellow songwriters. They soon started playing and writing together. Today, that long-standing creative bond has evolved into Violet Days, the embodiment of their creative symbiosis: Lina, the conceptual lyricist, visionary songwriter, and bold singer, in harmony with Kris’ talents as a perfectionist producer with an ear for memorable melodies and hooks.

“At first, we really connected over our similar tastes in music; we both love the same things,” says Lina of her working relationship with Kris. “We always react to the same details in songs. We have a good understanding of each other, and that really helps when creating our own music,” adds Kris.

Their versatile songwriting and production approach, which they lovingly dub “alternative pop stories from Sweden,” is defined by Kris’ lush, layered compositions and Lina’s heartfelt lyrics and moving vocals. It’s their winning combination, paired with an inimitable style, which has seen them carve out a recognized sound and a venerable reputation of their own within the songwriting world. And they’ve got the chops and accolades to prove it: Already, their early releases have racked up millions of plays on Spotify, with their first single, “Your Girl,” counting over 13 million streams on that platform alone. Their official songwriting and production credits include collaborations with top artists including Phoebe Ryan, Cash Cash, Shaun Frank and The Chainsmokers, whose hit song “Paris” Kris co-wrote. Elsewhere, Lina was nominated for Rookie Songwriter/Producer of the Year at the 2015 Denniz Pop Awards in her native Scandinavia.

This past spring, Violet Days made their official worldwide debut at SXSW, where they brought the songs of Made in My Head to life for the first time. Violet Days make their most ambitious leap to date, moving to the center of the stage and in front of the world, with Made in My Head in hand and heart.

“It’s very important for me to get my story across in the right way,” says Lina. “I need to mean it to really believe it, as that is what I look for in other artists. My mission is to be as honest as I can, as I hope that that will make it easier for listeners to relate to and to find comfort, believe in our music.”

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Asking Alexandria Frontman, Danny Worsnop, Releases “Angels” Solo Single

Asking Alexandria Frontman, Danny Worsnop, Releases “Angels” Solo Single

Asking Alexandria frontman, Danny Worsnop, has released a brand new solo single today with a highly emotional music video which has clocked up over 100k YouTube views already and features his proposal to his fiancé, Victoria Potter. The track, titled ‘Angels’, is a beautifully soulful ballad dedicated to Danny’s wife-to-be and available digitally now from www.dannyworsnop.net

Speaking on the song, Danny says: “To me this song is more than just words and a melody, It was an attempt to put into words feelings I didn’t know how to explain. It was part of my first proposal plan that was thwarted by Victoria being equally as romantic and putting a date together for me that was almost the exact same. While that plan never came together, the song lived.

I wrote ‘Angels’ by phone light on the bus while underneath a boat in around 15 minutes. It’s crazy how words fall out when you let the the world disappear and you sit with your heart and mind. A couple months later I got home, set up the bones of my studio in Victoria’s living room, recorded it, sent it off to Jim for him to work his magic, and started to work on the video. I didn’t want any fancy production or video shoot… just our memories.”

Produced by Worsnop and Jim Kaufman, ‘Angels’ showcases not only Danny’s phenomenal vocals but also the growing dexterity in his songwriting. Find the track digitally at www.dannyworsnop.net

As well as celebrating his recent engagement, Danny is also currently celebrating his  3rd top ten radio hitwith his band Asking Alexandria. Their single ‘Alone In A Room’ crept up the charts again this week, moving from #8 to #7 and has 14.1 million Spotify streams and 5.3 million Youtube views.

The band released a video for the acoustic version of the single last week which has already had over 600k YouTube views and 847k Spotify plays. 

Catch Danny Worsnop Live At These Solo Shows

OCT 26 – Greenville, SC The Radio Room
OCT 27 – Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn
OCT 28 – Charlotte, NC The Rabbit Hole
NOV 11- Amityville, NY Revolution Bar & Music Hall
NOV 16 – New Baltimore, MI Diesel Concert Lounge
NOV 18 – Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
NOV 23 – Montréal, Canada Café Campus
NOV 24 – Toronto, Canada The Rockpile
NOV 25 – Québec, Canada L’ANTI Bar & Spectacles
DEC 15 – Katy, TX Wildcatter Saloon

Tickets and further information available here!

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announce ‘Betty’s Blends, Volume 4’

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announce ‘Betty’s Blends, Volume 4’

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is indisputably one of the hardest working bands in rock ‘n’ roll. 2018 marks the fourth year in a row that they’ll play over 200 shows across the U.S. and Europe. Through that prolific touring schedule, the band has emerged a razor sharp, riveting live unit. Each evening The CRB plays two sets of music with a dynamic, ever-changing setlist. Presenting original material stretching across six studio albums, plus a repertoire of covers that runs from Slim Harpo to Bob Dylan and beyond, it’s only fitting that the band would document this output. They’ve done exactly that through a series of live recordings dubbed, ‘Betty’s Blends‘—taking its moniker from legendary Grateful Dead archivist and recording engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson who is called upon to capture The CRB’s performances in multi-dimensional, audio-verite.

Betty’s Midwestern Magick Blends,’ set for release on November 16 on Silver Arrow Records, is the fourth volume from the acclaimed series, gathering highlights from three shows in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicagoin October 2016. Available as a vinyl exclusive, 3-LP set with only 3500 copies released and on digital formats, the collection finds The CRB in peak form delivering highlights like “New Cannonball Rag,” (listen/share here) “Forever As The Moon” and “Shadow Cosmos,” as well as adapting two from The Rolling Stones: “Down Home Girl” and “Let It Bleed” and the seldom played fan favorite, Steppenwolf‘s “Magic Carpet Ride.” The set is now available for pre-order at independent record stores.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is currently in the middle of a massive cross-country U.S. tour. Highlights along the way include two night stands at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC, Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia and Revolution Hall in Portland, OR, Variety Playhouse where Robinson grew up in Atlanta, GA and their first ever appearance at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY. The CRB closes the year in customary fashion at their now annual three-night run at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD Tour Dates

October 16 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
October 18 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker Theatre
October 19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
October 20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
October 21 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
October 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
October 25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
October 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
October 27 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
October 28 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
October 30 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
October 31 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
November 2-3 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
November 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
November 6 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
November 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
November 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
November 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
November 11 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
November 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
November 15 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Music Hall
November 16 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity Music Hall
November 17 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
November 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
November 29 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
November 30 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
December 1 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
December 2 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
December 4 – Chico, CA – El Rey Theater
December 5 – Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu Winery
December 7 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
December 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
December 9 – Felton, CA – Bret Harte Hall
December 11 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
December 12 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club Casino
December 14 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
December 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
December 16 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

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STRAY CATS Mark Their 40th Anniversary With First New Album In 25 Years!

STRAY CATS Mark Their 40th Anniversary With First New Album In 25 Years!

Stray Cats -L to R: Slim Jim Phantom, Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker – Photo by Suzie Kaplan

STRAY CATS will mark their 40th anniversary in 2019 with a new album and tour. Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom–original founding members of the acclaimed American rock and roll trio–are heading into a studio in Nashville to record their first new album in 25 years.

Set to be released on Surfdog Records, the album will be produced by Peter Collins (Rush, Bon Jovi, The Brian Setzer Orchestra) and engineered by Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Arctic Monkeys). Stay tuned for more details and an official release date.

The iconic group, known for their high-energy performances with hits such as “Stray Cat Strut,” “(She’s) Sexy + 17,” and “Rock This Town,” are also mapping out plans for a tour, with dates TBA. STRAY CATS in 2018 marked their first North American shows in 10 years, with four concerts including sold-out headlining shows at Viva Las Vegas and the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA (August 16 and 17) before wildly enthusiastic audiences.

“Forty years ago, us three teenagers started a little band to play a musical style that had long since passed, and most folks had never heard of, this Rockabilly music. Forty years later we stand together and still get that same thrill and exhilaration from the music. That feeling is what makes the fireworks go off and the sparks fly. It makes the world go around.” –Brian Setzer

“Making a new Stray Cats album for 2019 in Nashville seems like the exact right thing, right time, right place, and right band for the gig! We have an album’s worth of new songs that are classic rockabilly while keeping the music and style current and fresh, like always. In other words…A Stray Cats album.”  –Slim Jim Phantom

“They say history repeats itself and I now know that’s true. 40 years after Brian, Jim and I formed the Stray Cats, we are back! I’m so excited to be in the studio with my brothers. I can tell you that this will be the best Stray Cats album we have ever made. The time is right, the songs are great and we’re ready to rock.” –Lee Rocker

ABOUT STRAY CATS:
STRAY CATS, the band that put Rockabilly music back on the record charts in the early ’80s, scored several big hits on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to a striking visual 1950’s style brought “up to date” with exaggerated pompadours and colorful tattoos and as well as genuine musical chops that evoked the best players of rockabilly’s original heyday. Formed by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer, upright bass player Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom in the Long Island town of Massapequa, NY, in 1979, the trio shared a love for Rockabilly music and after banging around New York and Philadelphia for a few months, in the summer of 1980, they were persuaded by a mutual friend to hop a plane to London where a rockabilly revival movement was just beginning to emerge. Their massive hits and videos include “Runaway Boys,” “Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut” “(She’s) Sexy + 17,” and “I Won’t Stand in Your Way.”

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Ace Frehley Debuts “Rockin’ With The Boys” Music Video

Ace Frehley Debuts “Rockin’ With The Boys” Music Video

Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member ACE FREHLEY has released the music video for “Rockin’ With The Boys.” Filmed live in Detroit Rock City, this is the first music video we’ve seen from The Spaceman since he released the video for “Fire and Water.”

That video featured KISS frontman Paul Stanley and was off of Origins, Vol. 1, released in 2016. The video was done by veteran director Justin Reich.

This is the second song Frehley has released this year, from his forthcoming all-new Spaceman album, due October 19, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). Frehley previously released the track “Bronx Boy” in April.

Spaceman, Frehley’s eighth solo LP, features nine new original tracks, plus a cover of Eddie Money’s “I Wanna Go Back,” a ripping power pop makeover of the original.

Additionally, an Ace Frehley “Spaceman” pop up store powered by Looney Tunes is planned for Friday, October 19 at the Sam Ash Music store, located at 333 W 34th St. in New York City. Ace will be appearing from 5-7PM EDT signing copies of his new album.

Spaceman LPs and CDs will be available to purchase as well as the limited edition Orange Vinyl only currently available at indie store locations in the U.S.

Spaceman (a title suggested by Simmons, himself) serves as the first collection of all new Frehley-penned material since 2014’s Space Invader, which debuted at #9 on the Top 200 Chart. The LP scored the highest charting position of any former or current  KISS band member ever and marked Frehley’s first return to the Top 10 since KISS’s 1998 Psycho Circus reunion album.

Space Invader received praise from critics. Rolling Stone wrote, “Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn’t deserve to wear Kiss’ Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman’s first solo LP in five years says otherwise,” while Associated Press hailed, “…the original Kiss lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978.” 

Widely known as the original “Space Ace” and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi-platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member. In addition to having the best-selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self-titled Ace Frehley, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove,” from any of the legendary KISS solo albums (peaking at #13).

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iDKHow Premiere New Video; Announce ‘1981 Extended Play’ EP

iDKHow Premiere New Video; Announce ‘1981 Extended Play’ EP

L-R: Ryan Seaman, Dallon Weekes

Dallon Weekes, the former Panic! At The Disco bassist, and drummer Ryan Seaman will see 1981 Extended Play, the debut release from their once  and future band, I Dont Know How But They Found Me (iDKHOW), in-stores on November 9 (Fearless Records).  The EP’s six-tracks were produced, written or co-written by Weekes, and recorded at various locations in Utah and California.   Sonically, the songs are from a time when fashions were loud, melodies were infectious and iconoclastic pop trailblazers broke through commercialy without compromising artistically.  Pre-orders for the EP can be placed HERE.

Recently re-discovered, the music video for one of the EP’s tracks, “Do It All The Time,” is making its debut and can be seen HERE. This footage was first thought to be a conceptual art piece produced by the band before making music videos had become standard music industry practice. While the exact date and circumstances under which it was produced are unclear, the anonymous donor of the footage claims that it had been screened to students for nearly twenty years as part of the public school curriculum, until its use was discontinued in 1984.

Weekes has plenty of experience with the potential for a great song to move crowds.  As bassist/backing vocalist for Panic! At The Disco from 2009 – 2017, Weekes co-wrote the band’s massive hits “This is Gospel” and “Girls/Girls/Boys,” and is credited on nearly all of the songs that comprise the album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!.

Said the band, “The hard working people at iDKHOW are pleased to align with Fearless to unearth and uncover the rare and forgotten recordngs of I Dont Know How But They Found Me.  We look forward to rediscovering this long-forgotten music together and giving iDKHOW a second chance.   For the first time.”

A lyric video for “Do It All The Time” debuted late last month and to date, has accumulated 821K Spotify streams and 900K YouTube views.

iDKHOW will set out on the road this fall as main support for Waterparks.  The 23-city U.S. tour starts on November 2 at the Kelsey Theatre in Lake Park, FL, and will also feature Nick Gray and Super Whatevr.  Tickets are on sale now – go to  http://idkhow.com for all purchasing information.

NOVEMBER
2 – The Kelsey Theater, Lake Park, FL
3 – The Abbey, Orlando, FL
4 – The Senate, Columbia, SC
6 – Arizona Pete’s, Greensboro, NC
7 – The Broadberry, Richmond, VA
9 – Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
10 – Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
11 – Webster Underground, Hartford, CT
12 – Anthology, Rochester, NY
14 – Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale, PA
15 – Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
16 – The Castle Theatre, Bloomington, IL
17 – Blue Moose Tap House, Iowa City, IA
19 – The Waiting Room Lounge, Omaha, NE
20 – The Oriental Theater, Denver, CO
21 – Mesa Theater, Grand Junction, CO
23 – The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
24 – Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, Reno, NV
25 – Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
27 – The Glass House, Pomona, CA
28 – 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ
30 – Alamo City Music Hall & Club, San Antonio, TX

DECEMBER
1 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX

ABOUT I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW)
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman – is a musical entity with a conceptual backstory. The name, a key to their remarkable odyssey, is taken from a piece of dialogue from the 80s classic film “Back To The Future.” They are a lost act from the late 70s early 80s that never quite made it, but their rare and long-forgotten music has recently been unearthed thanks to today’s technological resources. Weekes and Seaman are just starting to resurrect the songs and innovative spirit of iDKHOW for a new generation starved for creative risk taking and unbound joy.

I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME is getting a second chance. For the first time.

Visit the official website for the project at www.idkhow.com.

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Diamante Releases Video For Official Acoustic Version of “Black Heart”

Diamante Releases Video For Official Acoustic Version of “Black Heart”

Diamante has shared the official acoustic version of “Black Heart” off her debut album, Coming In Hot. Directed by Postas and shot at the Youtube Studios in Los Angeles, the video showcases an intimate performance of the track with Diamante’s guitarist, Max Porush.

“I have always felt that ‘Black Heart’ needed to be captured in a raw way because it’s one of my most honest songs. It literally describes the motions I always go through after a heartbreak. This take is even more vulnerable, and it really gives the song a new life,” Diamante explains of the new version.

Diamante, 21, brings her own flair to the rock genre with Coming In Hot. As Billboard proclaimed, “Coming in Hot is an excellent showcase for the raw power of her voice, which at times recalls Melissa Etheridge and Sass Jordan blended with the dispassionate élan of Blondie’s Debbie Harry.” Produced by Howard Benson [Chris Cornell, Kelly Clarkson, My Chemical Romance, Halestorm], the record is a head-turning debut full of “arresting rock anthems,” which Cryptic Rock noted in its review.

Diamante’s debut album, Coming In Hot is out now via Better Noise Records.

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Rock Legend Stephen Pearcy Drops New Track, ‘U Only Live Twice,’ From Upcoming Solo Album!

Rock Legend Stephen Pearcy Drops New Track, ‘U Only Live Twice,’ From Upcoming Solo Album!

Best known as the original vocalist and founding member of the platinum
selling hard rock band RATTStephen Pearcy is set to release his highly anticipated fifth solo album, “View To A Thrill” on November 9, 2018 on CD/LP/Digital via Frontiers.  Tuesday, Pearcy dropped another new track from the album ‘U Only Live Twice,’ listen to it HERE.

“View To A Thrill” includes 11 superb RATT ‘n Roll songs written by Stephen Pearcy, together with guitarist Erik Ferentinos, that will surely please fans of his last solo effort, “Smash” as well as fans of his original band, RATT.The tracklisting flows perfectly and takes you on an audio journey through blistering rockers mixed with slower, more measured numbers. Like RATT’s catalog, this is a record that showcases the art of the riff! Erik Ferentinos is truly Pearcy’s secret weapon as displayed by the mind-bending solos on display throughout “View To A Thrill”.

Pre-order “View to a Thrill”on CD/LP/Digital and stream the singles here: http://radi.al/ViewToAThrill

An exclusive Orange LP version can be purchased through FYE here: https://bit.ly/2OUPHvm

Listen to the first single ‘I’m a Ratt’ HERE.

BAND MEMBERS:
Stephen Pearcy- Lead Vocals
Erik Ferentinos – Guitars, Back Up Vocals, Keys
Matt Thorne – Bass Guitars, Keys, Back Up Vocals
Scot Coogan – Drums

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