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DISTURBED: 2-Time Grammy Nominees Return With ‘Evolution’ On October 19th!

DISTURBED: 2-Time Grammy Nominees Return With ‘Evolution’ On October 19th!

Two-time GRAMMY® nominees / multiplatinum hard rock band Disturbed will unleash their seventh full-length album, Evolution [Reprise Records], on October 19. The pre-order goes live at all digital retailers today with special D2C packages available on the band’s official website and features lead single “Are You Ready” as an instant download. Watch the “Are You Ready” video directed by Roboshobo below and pre-order Evolution HERE.

Says Disturbed, “It is with tremendous pride, joy, and anticipation that we look forward to sharing the next chapter in the creative life of Disturbed with the world. This record is truly unique, and very special to us, and we can only hope that upon listening to it, that the world will feel the same. The record showcases the most adventurous and eclectic combination of musical styles and moods that we’ve ever attempted in our careers. Each song truly has its own identity, feel, and power. The writing and recording sessions that fostered this album were truly an emotional and magical experience for us, creating without boundaries or limitations, and simply going where each day’s musical inspiration led us. Influenced by some of the great classic rock records of our youth, it is an experience unlike anything we’ve previously created. Its time is drawing near for the world to finally hear what is undoubtedly the most daring record of our lives. Evolution is coming. Are you ready?”

Evolution arrives in the wake of the group’s 2015 full-length Immortalized, which became their fifth consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200, earned a platinum certification, and yielded the triple-platinum crossover smash “The Sound of Silence. The latter received a nomination at the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards for “Best Rock Performance.” Additionally, they took home “Best Rock Artist” at the iHeartRadioMusic Awards and received acclaim from The Wall Street JournalNew York TimesUSA Today, and more.

For Evolution, the band—David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass]— re-teamed with Immortalized producer Kevin Churko and recorded at the Hideout in Las Vegas.

“Are You Ready” arrives after Disturbed gave fans the option to vote for the sound of the first single (heavy vs. ballad). The people spoke and the band answered with “Are You Ready.

Check out the full tracklisting below.


  1. Are You Ready
  2. No More
  3. A Reason to Fight
  4. In Another Time
  5. Stronger On Your Own
  6. Hold On To Memories
  7. Savior of Nothing
  8. Watch You Burn
  9. The Best Ones Lie
  10. Already Gone


  1. The Sound of Silence [Live] (Featuring Myles Kennedy)
  2. This Venom
  3. Are You Ready (Sam de Jong Remix)
  4. Uninvited Guest


Simply put, DISTURBED are one of the most successful rock bands in modern history.

The multiplatinum-selling quartet accomplished the rare feat of achieving five consecutive number one debuts on the Billboard Top 200. That accolade historically elevated them to rarified air alongside Metallica, the only other hard rock group to do so in the history of the chart.

Immortalized (2015) received a platinum certification and spawned the triple-platinum crossover smash “The Sound of Silence,which garnered a nomination at the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards in the category of “Best Rock Performance.” Since their formation in 1996, the band has sold 16 million albums globally and scored eleven No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut, The Sickness, formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by subsequent GRAMMY® Award nominations as well as gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records, as well as countless sold-out shows around the globe.

Named “Best Rock Artist” during the 2017 iHeartRadioMusic Awards, Disturbed continue to boldly forge ahead in 2018 with the release of their aptly titled seventh offering, Evolution, and their leadoff single “Are You Ready.

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SHIM (formerly of Sick Puppies) Announces Release Date For Self-titled Solo Album

SHIM (formerly of Sick Puppies) Announces Release Date For Self-titled Solo Album

Platinum recording artist, SHIM has announced a release date for his self-titled solo album, SHIM  – September 14 on BFD, distributed worldwide by The Orchard.

After creating a worldwide fan base as founder and former lead vocalist for Sick Puppies, the Australia-born singer, songwriter and producer found himself back at square one, and after a couple failed attempts at collaborating again, decided to bet on himself.

“I set out to make the best music of my career – which I’ve done,“ Shim says. “For better or worse, I put everything I had to give into this album, and for the first time in my life it doesn’t matter what the outcome is, because I couldn’t have bled anymore than I did on this music. “

It’s impossible not to feel Shim’s blood running through all 11 tracks.  “The theme of this album is about someone digging themselves out of a hole,” says Shim.  “It’s the whole journey of doing the work to create the life you want, despite the obstacles.”

Listen to the killer album opener “A Brand New War” below!

The debut single from SHIM, “Hallelujah,” a bold and infectious anthem, is currently working its way up the charts at rock radio.  Check out the video featuring Sock Puppet Parody HERE

You can pre-order the CD now from Amazon HERE

Pre-order the digital album starting August 31, and receive instant downloads of “A Brave New War” and “Hallelujah” from Apple and Amazon.

SHIM Track List:

  1. A Brand New War
  2. Secrets
  3. Our Time
  4. Kaleidoscopes
  5. Crucified
  6. Hallelujah
  7. Fearless
  8. All Of Me
  9. Sting Like A Bitch
  10. Broken Men
  11. Don’t Wake Me Up

For info and tour updates, visit www.shimmusic.com

Follow SHIM:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shimonmooreofficial/

Twitter: @shimmoore

Instagram: @shimmusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCUPOzT-ldWSHfFrMMoOsEg

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Dorothy Continues Headlining Freedom Tour, Dates With Greta Van Fleet Announced

Dorothy Continues Headlining Freedom Tour, Dates With Greta Van Fleet Announced

Following riveting performances at Lollapalooza, Arroyo Seco Weekend and more,  Los Angeles-based rock band Dorothy continues its Freedom Tour 2018 with more dates in August, including a headlining slot at the Made in LA Festival September 1,  and a fall tour to follow supporting Greta Van Fleet, beginning September 7 in Seattle. Tickets are on sale now available at http://dorothytheband.com/. Additionally, Dorothy will perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden on September 4.

Earlier this spring, Dorothy released their second full-length album 28 Days in the Valley, which is available worldwide and features the lead single “Flawless”. See Dorothy’s intimate performance of the hit track at Capitol Records here.

For more information on Dorothy and concert tickets, visit dorothytheband.com.

Freedom 2018 Tour & Festivals
Aug 14 – Side Tracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
Aug 17 – The Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
Aug 18 – Isle Of Palms, SC – The Windjammer
Aug 19 – Capone’s – Johnson City, TN
Aug 22 – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO
Aug 24 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA
August 25 – Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
September 1 – Made In LA Festival – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 14 – Aftershock – Sacramento CA
Oct 25 – Voodoo Festival – New Orleans, LA

Greta Van Fleet Tour
Sept 7 – The Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
Sept 8 – The Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
Sept 11 – Shaw Conference Center – Edmonton, AB
Sept 12 – BMO Centre – Calgary, AB
Sept 14 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR
Sept 17 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
Sept 18 – City National Civic – San Jose, CA
Sept 19 – The Masonic – San Francisco, CA
Sept 23 – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
Sept 25 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Sept 26 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Sept 28 – Union Event Center – Salt Lake City, UT
Sept 29 – The Fillmore – Denver, CO
Oct 1 – The Fillmore – Denver, CO

Dorothy Online
Instagram: @itsdorothysucka
Facebook: /itsdorothysucka
Twitter: @itsdorothysucka

About Dorothy
Dorothy was built around Dorothy Martin, a singer who was born in Budapest but raised in San Diego. As a child, she started singing early and eventually made her way to Los Angeles. Rolling Stone named Dorothy one of the best 50 Best New Artists of 2014 and soon after, JAY-Z’s Roc Nation signed Dorothy. Martin recently put together a new, high level, and powerful band including guitarist Owen Barry, guitarist Leroy Wulfmeier, bassist Eliot Lorango, and drummer Jason Ganberg. The band is managed by We Are Hear and represented by Roc Nation.

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Greta Van Fleet Release New Music Video For “When The Curtain Falls”

Greta Van Fleet Release New Music Video For “When The Curtain Falls”

L-R: Danny Wagner, Sam Kiszka, Jake Kiszka, Josh Kiszka

With the band’s new single “When The Curtain Falls” already Top 10 at Rock Radio and nearly eight-million streams to its credit, Greta Van Fleet presents the companion music video, a performance piece that finds the band in an esoteric foreign landscape filled with mystical symbolism, celestial events and otherworldly psychedelia. Filmed in Southern California and conceived and directed by acclaimed visual effects artist Benjamin Kutsko (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Iron Man”), you can check out the video below along with a complete list of tour dates.

Greta Van Fleet Tour Dates:

7 – The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA*
8 – The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA*
9 – Skookum Festival, Vancouver, BC Canada**
11 – Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB Canada*
12 – BMO Centre, Calgary, AB Canada*
14 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR*
17 – Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA*
18 – City National Civic, San Jose, CA*
19 – The Masonic, San Francisco, CA*
22 – iHeart Radio Festival, Las Vegas, NV**
23 – The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA*
25 – Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ*
26 – Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ*
28 – Union Event Center, Salt Lake City, UT*
29 – Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO*

1 – Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO*
3 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX*
5 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX**
6 – Cal Jam, San Bernardino, CA**
11 – The Sylvee, Madison, WI*
26 – Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France*
27 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium*
29 – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands*
30 – Mehr! Theatre, Hamburg, Germany*

1 – Palladium, Cologne, Germany*
4 – Berns Salonger, Stockholm, Sweden*
5 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark*
7 – Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany*
9 – 02 Kentish Town Forum, London, UK*
11 – 02 Kentish Town Forum, London, UK*
14 – 02 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK*
15 – Academy Manchester, Manchester, UK*

* – headline date
** – major music festival

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Phenomenal Female Shredder Jimena Fosado Campaigns for Artist Visa “The Right Way”

Phenomenal Female Shredder Jimena Fosado Campaigns for Artist Visa “The Right Way”

Jimena Fosado is a true star in the rise!

Musical prodigy, Jimena Fosado and her team of Rock n Roll Slayers have launched a GoFundMe Campaign to raise legal funds for an Artist Visa. The goal is to help fulfill her dreams, hopes and wishes of being able to legally stay in these United States and continue working on her many musical projects.

Jimena Fosado’s guitar genius has earned her international status as a world-class shredder. A graduate of Musicians Institute, she was awarded with the Synyster Gates Scholarship (Avenged Sevenfold). She has shared the stage and played with Steve Vai, Dave Weiner, Philip Bynoe, Paul Reed Smith (PRS Guitars), Scott Page (Pink Floyd), Mike Beal (Earth Wind and Fire) among many others.   She has worked two national tours in the U.S. as lead guitarist for child actor Corey Feldman’s all girl band, Corey’s Angels. Jimena is proudly endorsed by EMG Pickups and Elixir Strings and has been a YAMAHA and LINE 6 product tester.

Jimena is currently recording guitar on several studio albums including her first solo single which is being produced by Prince’s former DJ, SKY Dangcil.   She is currently lead guitar player for Lynette Shebyrd and also working with Los Angeles Artist Poeina on other music projects as well as an upcoming US Tour. In order to continue working on all these projects Jimena needs to fund her campaign by October 3rd 2018 so she can get back to the United States as soon as possible.

Jimena is a role model for all young women with a dream. Her talent, passion and strength has inspired so many. We believe that she has incredible potential to utilize her talents worldwide. In order for her to do that, Jimena has to be in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world. Jimena already has so many opportunities awaiting her.

Rally with us, Team Rock n Roll Slayers, now and change the world by getting this most amazing Mexican on this side of the border.  Donate now, repost on social media or to schedule an interview with Jimena Fosado to help promote her cause.

Check the official Jimena Fosado GoFundMe Campaign at this location:

Visit Jimena Fosado’s official website at www.jimenafosado.com. Follow her continuing adventures on social media via Facebook and Instagram.com!

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Letters to Cleo Announce Fall Tour and Annual Boston Homecoming Shows

Letters to Cleo Announce Fall Tour and Annual Boston Homecoming Shows

Boston’s Alt Rock pioneers Letters to Cleo will be headed back out on the road this fall for a short run of intimate shows on the east coast including their annual pair of homecoming shows at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston.

“The idea to make this a yearly event came right after we played the Boston shows supporting the Back to Nebraska EP in 2016,”  says Michael Eisenstein. “We were right on stage at The Paradise when our manager said ‘same weekend next year?’  We want to play more shows but having half the band in Boston and half in LA, and managing our professional lives outside the band makes it super hard. But now we know a year out, we’re playing Boston (and maybe a few other cities) the weekend before Thanksgiving. It’s great for our fans too. People travel in from other cities, other countries even. We’re really thrilled to be announcing the third annual LTC Homecoming Weekend.” The band will be doing two nights at the Paradise with both single and two day tickets available. “There aren’t many things we love more than playing Cleo songs in front of a Boston audience,” says Kay Hanley. “So when the conversation came up about doing another homecoming weekend at the Paradise this year, it was pretty much the quickest, most unanimous group text in band history.” American HiFi will be supporting Letters to Cleo on all four dates. Stacy Jones who will be doing double duty fronting American HiFi and playing drums with Letters to Cleo said “I am excited to be playing with both bands. There is a real family element here. We have all known each other for over 20 years. Being back in Boston, where Letters to Cleo started and being with friends and family is really special. It’s a great start to the Holidays.”  American HiFi is currently in the studio and plan on releasing an EP of covers this fall.

Letters to Cleo formed in 1990 in Boston, lead by guitarist Greg Mckenna and singer Kay Hanley. The band came onto the National spotlight with the release of their first hit single “Here & Now,” released by Giant Records (a subsidiary of Warner Brothers Records). The song reached No. 10 on the Billboard Modern Rock Singles chart. The band’s music could be heard on many of the top TV shows and films throughout the 1990’s, including the cult classic 10 Things I Hate About You, where the band contributed 4 songs to the soundtrack and were feature in the film.  The band played their last show in 2000 and each of the members went on to have successful careers working in different areas of music from production, writing, performance, musical directing etc.

The original members reunited in the fall of 2016 for the release of the Back to Nebraska EP, their first new music from Letters to Cleo in seventeen years. ABC News said “These five songs deliver exactly the kind of infectious power-pop that made them famous” and the Boston Globe said “It’s full of sweetly sour confections that recall the Alternative Nation era, like ‘Can’t Say,’ which undercuts its sunshine-bright chorus with a growling bridge, and the brooding title track, which showcases lead singer Kay Hanley’s pensive side.”

Last fall the band released their first three albums Aurora Gory Alice, Wholesale Meats and Fish and Go! on vinyl for the first time ever, through a limited edition pressing. Copies of these three albums along with the vinyl version of Back to Nebraska are available on LettersToCleo.net


November 13  New York, NY  Bowery Ballroom (ON SALE 8/17 HERE)
November 14 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts (ON SALE 8/17 HERE)
November 16 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club (ON SALE 8/17 HERE)
November 17 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club (ON SALE 8/17 HERE + TWO DAY TICKETS HERE)


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Ace Frehley Releases “Rockin’ With The Boys” Single, New Solo LP To Drop On October 19th!

Ace Frehley Releases “Rockin’ With The Boys” Single, New Solo LP To Drop On October 19th!

Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member ACE FREHLEY has released a new song today called “Rockin’ With The Boys.” 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 including a cover of Eddie Money’s “I Wanna Go Back,” a ripping power pop makeover of the original.

“No need to worry, I’ll be home soon, ’cause I’m rockin’ with the boys,” Frehley sings on “Rockin’ With the Boys,” which tells the tales of life on the road. Ace says he wrote the original version of the song back in KISS’s heyday in the ’70s. Both “Rockin With The Boys” and “Bronx Boys” are available on all streaming platforms today, and are iTunes instant grat tracks for fans who preorder the album.

In addition to Ace’s distinctive guitar sound on each track, Ace played bass on all of the songs on Spaceman except for two. The listener might recognize the mighty dinosaur growl of a bass tone belonging to Gene Simmons on the album opener, “Without You I’m Nothing,” which Gene also co-wrote, and “Your Wish Is My Command.” Both songs were recorded at Frehley’s home studio in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Ace Frehley – Photo by Jay Gilbert

Ace’s reconnection with Simmons and fellow KISS vocalist-guitarist Paul Stanley (who joined Ace on a cover of Free’s “Fire and Water” for 2016’s covers LP Origins, Vol. 1) might be chalked up to the fact that Frehley has been sober for more than a decade (he celebrates 12 years of sobriety in September). Ace’s clean living no doubt has a lot to do with his productive streak, which began with the release of his top 20 Anomaly album in 2009.

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).

Aug 9, 2018 – Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern
Aug 10, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl at the Palms Casino
Aug 12, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theater
Aug 17, 2018 – New Hope, MN, New Hope Cinema Grill – An Evening with Ace Frehley
Aug 18, 2018 – Detroit, MI, Hart Plaza, Motor City Music Festival
Aug 28, 2018 – Adelaide, SA, Australia, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Aug 30, 2018 – Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Margaret Court Arena
Aug 31, 2018 – Sydney, NSW, Australia, Enmore Theatre
Sep 1, 2018 – Brisbane, QLD, Australia, The Tivoli
Sep 3, 2018 – Tokyo, Japan, Billboard Live (2 Shows)
Sep 4, 2018 – Tokyo, Japan, Billboard Live (2 Shows)
Sep 5, 2018 – Tokyo, Japan, Billboard Live (2 Shows)
Sep 6, 2018 – Osaka, Japan, Billboard Live (2 Shows)
Oct 31, 2018 – Nov. 5, 2018 – Miami to Key West and Nassau, KISS Kruise VIII
November 9, 2018 – Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre
November 10, 2018 – Melbourne, FL, King Center for the Performing Arts
November 11, 2018 – Miramar, FL, Miramar Amphitheatre

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September Mourning Announces Dates For “Summer Soul Collection Tour 2018”

September Mourning Announces Dates For “Summer Soul Collection Tour 2018”

Hard Rock Graphic Novel Art Project SEPTEMBER MOURNING has announced that they will be launching the SUMMER SOUL COLLECTION 2018 Tour with special guests KALEIDO and CHARCOAL TONGUE. Launching August 17th in Battle Creek, MI, the tour winds through North America before finishing up September 29th in New Baltimore, MI.

“The new music we are debuting throughout our Summer Soul Collection is a seamless combination of the signature September Mourning tone mixed with genre bending sounds, more modern voicings and major hooks… You can get a taste of it in our tour video but be sure to bring your soul to the collection nearest you to fully experience the world and sound of September Mourning.” – September Mourning

Tour Dates:
08/17 @ Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
08/18 @ Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
08/19 @ Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
08/21 @ Middle East Cambridge, MA
08/22 @ Revolution – Amityville, NY
08/23 @ Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI
08/24 @ Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
08/25 @ Cliff’s Tavern – Camp Hill , PA
08/26 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
08/27 @ The Camel – Richmond, VA
08/28 @ Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA
08/30 @ The Calico Room – Wilmington, NC
08/31 @ Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
09/01 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
09/02 @ Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA
09/04 @ Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
09/05 @ Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
09/06 @ Jack’s Patio Bar – San Antonio, TX
09/07 @ BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
09/08 @ Homer’s – Abilene, TX
09/11 @ The Perch – El Paso, TX
09/12 @ Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ
09/13 @ Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV – FREE SHOW!
09/14 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
09/15 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
09/16 @ Whisky A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
09/18 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
09/20 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
09/21 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
09/22 @ Wired Pub – Omaha, NE
09/23 @ Aftershock – Shawnee, KS
09/25 @ Trixie’s – Louisville, KY
09/26 @ 1175 Sports Park – Kansasville, WI
09/27 @ Fubar – St. Louis, MO
09/28 @ RocHaus – West Dundee, IL
09/29 @ Diesel – New Baltimore, MI

“September Mourning’s debut album (Volume II) and comic books (A Murder of Reapers/ The Hand of Fate) tells an epic tale of “heartbreak, loss, pain, joy, love, redemption, but most of all, courage…” while the comic books chronicle the first chapter of her story.” Produced by Sahaj Ticotin and Howard Benson, September Mourning revives the concept of rock star meets superhero. If Marilyn Manson and X-Men’s Storm had a kid, it would be September Mourning, who also cites influences as varied as Motionless In White, Disturbed, and Muse.

“For me, the project is a story, a theatrical art piece,” September explains. “Music is the backbone, but for this to work, it has to include the imagery and the narrative all symbiotically linked into the whole. Music taps into your innermost being. There’s something very intimate and personal about it.”

The character of September Mourning is a human-reaper hybrid, who feels the need to give some human souls a second chance, and thus toys with Fate. To expound on this narrative, September is working with iconic comic book artist Marc Silvestri, who started out on the original X-Men comics and went on to form Top Cow Productions (Witchblade, The Darkness). Together, they are putting together the story of September Mourning in graphic form, to accompany, and enhance the musical message.

Having performed at large festivals like Rock on the Range and Download Festival and shared the stage with acts like Marilyn Manson and Avatar, September Mourning has already built up an impressive fan base, which she calls her “Children of Fate,” constantly encouraging them to have “the courage to embrace their passion… to allow yourself to follow your heart and not be a slave to your fears. To know that the only boundaries that exist in our lives are the ones we allow.””

The next chapter of September Mourning’s journey begins with their debut single “Empire” which will accompany the 3rd comic book in the series, “Trinity.”

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“The Voice Of Rock” Glenn Hughes To Continue “Classic Deep Purple Live” Tour

“The Voice Of Rock” Glenn Hughes To Continue “Classic Deep Purple Live” Tour

Upon the recent completion of a successful South American and European festival tour, rock and roll legend Glenn Hughes is bringing the Classic Hits of Deep Purple Live tour to the United States. The 18-city trek kicks off on August 25th in Westbury, NY at the NYCB Theatre and travels around the Northeast before wrapping up in Tarrytown, NY on September 22nd. The tour will make stops in Asbury Park, NJ; Lancaster, PA; Cleveland, OH; and Boston, MA to name a few. The “Voice of Rock” will be performing various hits and deep cuts from the illustrious Deep Purple catalog including “Burn,” “Stormbringer,” “Sail Away” and “Smoke On The Water” among other rock classics. Glenn will be focusing on arrangements from the live albums – not studio recordings – for these songs, giving fans even more insight as to what it was like seeing a Deep Purple show during the 1970’s. Once the US run wraps at the end of September, Glenn Hughes will return to Europe to continue to bring his interpretation of the legendary music of Deep Purple to the fans worldwide.  All tour dates, VIP packages and ticket info can be found at www.glennhughes.com.

At a recent stop in Wales, UK; Alter Bridge frontman and Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy dropped in on the show. Hughes and company alongside Kennedy on guitar and vocals performed a raucous version of the Deep Purple classic “Highway Star.” A fan video of that performance can be seen here: https://tinyurl.com/GHMKHighwayStar.

No stranger to collaborations, Glenn Hughes also collaborated with country music icon Eric Church at a concert last year that has been immortalized on Eric Church’s 61 Days In Church release. The audio of Glenn and Eric performing The Guess Who classic “American Woman” can be heard here: https://youtu.be/cQI_zuxdiRs.

Vocalist/bassist/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. 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. 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 inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Mark III line up of Deep Purple on April 8, 2016.

Website: www.glennhughes.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/glenn_hughes

Instagram: @GlennHughesOnline


August 25th Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre
August 26th Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
August, 28th Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony
August 29th New York, NY Sony Hall
August 31st Wilmington, DE The Queen
September 1st Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
September 4th Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
September 5th Warrendale, PA Jergels
September 7th Glenside, PA The Keswick Theatre
September 8th Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
September 11th Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
September 13th Saint Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
September 15th Westland, MI The Token Lounge
September 16th Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
September 18th Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
September 19th Boston, MA The Wilbur
September 21st Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
September 22nd Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall

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Drew Fortier To Release “Dark, Depressing and Hilarious” Autobiography On August 24th!

Drew Fortier To Release “Dark, Depressing and Hilarious” Autobiography On August 24th!

Bang Tango, Flipp, and Zen From Mars guitarist, Drew Fortier, will be releasing his autobiography titled “Dark, Depressing, and Hilarious” on August 24th, 2018.

From cluelessly making a brutally honest and poignant documentary film on the formerly popular rock band Bang Tango, to joining said rock band as a guitarist; Musician/Filmmaker/Actor and now Author Drew Fortier shares tales from his highly irregular and under the radar career in the entertainment industry which also includes: forming the eclectic pseudo all-star band Zen From Mars, starring in the horror film “Her Name Was Christa,” playing guitar for and eventually making a film about the late Faith No More frontman Chuck Mosley and becoming a traveling record label executive with Thom Hazaert for Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group.

Drew Fortier is best known for his work with Bang Tango, Flipp, Chuck Mosley (Faith No More), Stephen Shareaux (Kik Tracee), and Zen From Mars; which features members of Enuff Z’Nuff, Fear Factory, Flipp, and Kik Tracee. Fortier is also the filmmaker behind the rock documentary “Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie” as well as the currently in production “Thanks. And Sorry: The Chuck Mosley Movie”. Fortier will be making his acting debut as a lead in the upcoming horror comedy film “Her Name Was Christa.”

Drew Fortier and Kik Tracee/Zen From Mars vocalist Stephen Shareaux will be recording a live acoustic album on Friday, August 24th, at Black Circle Brewing Co. in Indianapolis, IN. Physical copies of “Dark, Depressing and Hilarious” will be available at the show.

Along with Fortier, Shareaux will be appearing at the Rock N Pod Expo on August 25th, 2018. Tickets for the event are currently in sale at www.rocknpod.eventbrite.com.

Book cover art designed by: Melody Myers
Photo credit for book cover: Tharasa DiMeo

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