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STYX: Set To Take Over TV Airwaves All This Month As U.S. Tour Continues!

STYX: Set To Take Over TV Airwaves All This Month As U.S. Tour Continues!

Legendary rockers STYX–Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips and Todd Sucherman— will be invading the TV airwaves throughout the month of January, perfectly timed with the upcoming DVD release, Styx:  The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live, coming January 31.

STYX

It all starts Wednesday, January 11 with a performance on “The Rosie Show,” which will air at 7pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.  For the performance of “Come Sail Away,” host Rosie O’Donnell accompanied the band on her own drum kit.  The band’s classic episode of VH1’s “Behind The Music” has been updated—now called “Behind The Music Remastered”–and will be airing on Saturday, January 14 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1 Classic.  Next up:  NBC will air “Improve-Ice Starring STYX” on Sunday, January 15 at 4pm ET/PT, which was filmed in Greenville, SC at the Bi-Lo Center and features champion figure skaters Johnny Weir, Michael Weiss, Nancy Kerrigan, Jeremy Abbott, Ryan Bradley, Sasha Cohen, Nicole Bobek and Mirai Nagasu performing to various STYX classics. All of their routines were choreographed the day of the show.  The HDNet channel will re-broadcast the 2006 concert special, “One with Everything – Styx & The Contemporary Youth Orchestra of Cleveland,” on Sunday, January 22 at 9pm ET/PT.  STYX joined forces with Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra–a 171-piece orchestra and choir composed of students aged 13-19–to perform various STYX classics. Fans should also check local listings for all of the programs.

On the DVD front, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Styx:  The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live on DVD, Blu-Ray, and DVD/2CD on January 31.  This show was recorded November 9, 2010 at the historic Orpheum Theater in Memphis, on the tour that saw them perform both these albums in their entirety for the first time.  The 20-song, two-hour and 11-minute presentation features stunning high-definition visuals accenting the complex musical arrangements recorded in DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 5.1, and LPCM Stereo.  The staging of these two multi-platinum albums and the fevered response makes this concert a must for all STYX fans. Styx:  The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live also includes the bonus feature “Putting On The Show,” an inside look at the people and equipment needed to stage such a massive spectacle.

Meanwhile, STYX’s entire career has recently been encapsulated within the 16 tracks of REGENERATION, VOLUME I & II, which was released October 4 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.  In addition to 13 STYX classics and the new song, “Difference In The World,” the collection also includes interpretations of “High Enough” and “Coming Of Age,” originally recorded by Damn Yankees, which featured Tommy Shaw, along with Night Ranger’s Jack Blades, Ted Nugent and drummer Michael Cartellone.

Spawned from a Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, STYX would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late ’70s and early ’80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads.  Over the course of their 38-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, 6 best-of compilations and 4 live albums, garnering 8 Top Ten singles. STYX has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.  Throughout their illustrious career, they’ve performed more live shows since 1999 than all of the previous years of its career combined.  Two Super-Bowl appearances, Pollstar box office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon and Bad Company (to name only a few), two more studio albums and no end in sight, STYX continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time.

In touring news, the band’s schedule hasn’t slowed down since their summer tour with Yes last year.  Check out STYX at any of the following stops, with more to be added in the coming weeks:

STYX Tour Dates:
Fri 1/13 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Sat 1/14 – Ft. Worth, TX – Billy Bob’s
Wed 1/25 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Thu 1/26 – Santa Ynez, CA – Chumash Casino
Fri 1/27 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Casino
Sat 1/28 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Casino
Wed 2/1 – Wenatchee, WA – Town Toyota Center
Fri 2/3 – Tacoma, WA – Emerald Queen Casino
Sat 2/4 – Coquitlam, BC. – Red Robinson Show Theatre
Fri 2/10 – Las Vegas, NV – Green Valley Ranch/Grand Events Center
Sat 2/11 – Wendover, NV – Peppermill Concert Hall
Fri 3/2 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Fri 3/9 – Miami, FL – Magic City Casino Amphitheater
Sat 3/10 – Silver Springs, FL – Twin Oaks Amphitheatre


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Steel Panther Unleash Album Art And New Release Date For ‘Balls Out’

Steel Panther Unleash Album Art And New Release Date For ‘Balls Out’

Steel Panther have unveiled the artwork for their new album, Balls Out. The release of Balls Out has been pushed back to October 31st in the UK, and November 1st in North America.

“We aren’t happy about the extra two week wait, but the move was out of our control,” says the band. “Look at it this way – now you have more reason to whip your balls out on Halloween! Chicks are always out on Halloween seeking that perfect set of testicals to place on their face! Now you have a legitimate reason to make that happen! And if you’re feeling really ballsy, come celebrate the release and Halloween at the House of Blues Sunset with the Panther!”

“Damn the record companies! We tried everything to cheer Lexxi up; hookers, blow, new spandex… even a fresh can of AquaNet, but Balls Out getting pushed back to Oct. 31st was too much.”

‘Balls Out’ tracklisting:

‘In The Future’
‘Supersonic Sex Machine’
‘Just Like Tiger Woods’
’17 Girls In A Row’
‘If You Really Really Love Me’
‘It Won’t Suck Itself’
‘Tomorrow Night’
‘Why Can’t You Trust Me’
‘That’s What Girls Are For’
‘Gold Digging Whore’
‘I Like Drugs’
‘Critter’
‘Let Me Cum In’
‘Weenie Ride’

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Wes Borland Speaks Out And Defends Limp Bizkit’s ‘Gold Cobra’

Wes Borland Speaks Out And Defends Limp Bizkit’s ‘Gold Cobra’

In a recent exchange between Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland and the music blog Antiquiet, Wes defended Gold Cobra,front man Fred Durst and all the negative criticism the band and album have been receiving. “There is no way in hell our band would ever have been successful without Fred as the singer. Period. He is an astonishing front man and performer.” Later on in the exchange Wes dishes on his reasoning behind rejoining the band, “There’s a chemistry that the five of us have that just works. I also feel more creative in this environment as well because it challenges me to be a better artist.” To view the complete transcript visit Antiquiet.

Gold Cobra is available everywhere June 28th and can be pre-ordered on iTunes.

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Review: Limp Bizkit Strike Back With The Power of ‘Gold Cobra’

Review: Limp Bizkit Strike Back With The Power of ‘Gold Cobra’

Limp Bizkit burst onto the scene in the late 90s with a unique style and sound that quickly established them as one of the leaders of the emerging nu-metal scene. The band would experience a meteoric rise, develop a rabid fan base and tour the globe. As their mainstream popularity grew, it seemed that Limp Bizkit was an unstoppable force. Like so many bands before them, the band members would learn that with any amount of success comes growing pains. Limp Bizkit was no exception to this rule. Internal struggles in the band lead to the departure of guitarist Wes Borland, an unofficial hiatus and years of internet speculation about a possible reunion. During their time apart, each member would go on to experiment with new projects both in and out of the music industry. On February 11, 2009, the reunion rumors were confirmed as frontman Fred Durst and Wes Borland released a joint statement about the future of the band. It read: “We decided we were more disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with one another. Regardless of where our separate paths have taken us, we recognize there is a powerful and unique energy with this particular group of people we have not found anywhere else. This is why Limp Bizkit is back.” It was this moment that ushered in the ‘Gold Cobra’ era of Limp Bizkit.

My history with the band starts way back when they had just released their debut album, ‘Three Dollar Bill, Y’all$’. A friend had introduced to the album and I found myself blow away by it. The band’s overall sound and style were stark contrast to what was filling the airwaves at the time and provided a much needed break to that seemingly endless monotony. We went to as many LB shows as we could in our surrounding area as they always provided a ton of bang for your buck. Along the way I scored a signed Cassingle from Fred Durst (which is either still around here or was sold on the early days of eBay to finance our binge drinking/concert going experience) and we even served as an impromptu landing pad for Fred Durst as he dove from the balcony of Washington, DC’s legendary 930 Club. We found ourselves on the ground floor for the growing nu-metal movement which was pretty exciting at the time. As the month’s went on and the band’s popularity grew, we found ourselves just as captivated by their second release ‘Significant Other’. The band was clearly growing musically and charted a slew of hits with that album. We were in attendance as the band played in front of a worldwide audience at Woodstock ’99 and it seemed that the once obscure group with the strange name was now on the tongue of everyone in attendance. The band that people had given us shit about listening to was now bumping out of the speakers at every house party we rolled in on donning our Korn/Deftones/Limp Bizkit chique. We were on top of the world and thought we were pretty awesome (which is one of the many things we did in our misguided youth that I still stand behind — as we helped change the pop culture landscape in our own way, record to record, party to party, suburb to suburb!). It was cool to be part of that experience and I look back on that period with fond memories. It was shortly thereafter that the bottom started falling out on my dedication to the band. I am sure it was a combination of elements ranging from a broadening taste in metal, the overexposure of the band in the rock/pop media, the band’s internal struggles and two albums that just didn’t seem to capture the magic of the earlier work. Time marched on for us all.

I never strayed to far from the band. During those years away, we even were inspired enough to spawn our own music website to spread the word on the band’s that we loved. Our friends got married, had kids, relationships dissolved but I always kept on eye on the developments with Limp Bizkit along the way. It is safe to say that it was an interesting decade for all involved. So when I say the news that the band was going to reunite, I was very intrigued. In recent years, I had seen and spoke to Wes Borland about his side projects and the bad blood among the former band members. I had seen Fred Durst go from media icon to a much more low-key, focused and seemingly content artist in those years. Nu-metal was dead, just mentioned in every article and the sound of the scene had once again shifted. The question was “What would this all amount to?” I was quite pleased to find my answer.

‘Gold Cobra’ is a powerful blend of what made me a fan of the band in the first place. I suppose going into this album, my worst fear was that it would be more of the same but that is not the case for ‘Gold Cobra’. While it includes elements of the band’s signature sound and brings the excitement and energy of the first two albums, at no point does ‘Gold Cobra’ feel rehashed or like a serve as a reboot of a time long since past. The unique sound that Borland brings to the fold is once again present along with a renewed ferociousness in Durst’s voice and lyrics. While the frontman and guitarist may be the most high profile members of this outfit, you can’t overlook the contributions of bassist Sam Rivers, drummer John Otto and the scratching the legendary DJ Lethal. Throughout the album, each member of the band shines and they sound tighter than on any previous outing. Standout tracks on ‘Gold Cobra’ include the chugging, return to the scene anthem “Bring It Back,” the anger fueled, take no prisoners style of “Shark Attack” and “Douche Bag,” and the ethereal sounds of “Walking Away.”

They say every journey begins with a single step and when it comes to Limp Bizkit they have never been a band that is afraid to take leaps. The difference between the leap for ‘Gold Cobra’ and the last studio outing is that the band has landed sure-footedly with this effort and will hopefully keep this momentum going forward. The energy and musical artistry on the record will certainly remove any doubt that they are simply back for the paycheck or that they are simply phoning it in. No matter which era you might have joined the Limp Bizkit movement, there is certainly something for every fan on this album and it will deliver a few surprises along the way. If they proved anything to me with this release, it is that reunited and reenergized, the boys in Limp Bizkit once again take the world by storm and I for one am happy to have them back.

Put away any preconceived notions that you may have about the band and experience the power of ‘Gold Cobra’ for yourself when it hits the streets on June 28th, 2011.

SCORE: 4.5 out of 5

“Gold Cobra” will come in several configurations. The standard release will feature 13 new songs while the deluxe edition (available digitally only) will feature 16 new songs. Additionally, fans can purchase a physical CD that has 17 original songs exclusively at Best Buy, and that same release of 16 songs will be available digitally at Napster.com.

To stay up-to-date with all the latest news LIKE Limp Bizkit on Facebook and check out their Official Site!

“Gold Cobra” album configurations and track listings:

Standard Edition

01. Introbra
02. Bring It Back
03. Gold Cobra
04. Shark Attack
05. Get A Life
06. Shotgun
07. Douche Bag
08. Walking Away
09. Loser
10. Autotunage
11. 90.2.10
12. Why Try
13. Killer In You

Deluxe Edition

01. Introbra
02. Bring It Back
03. Gold Cobra
04. Shark Attack
05. Get A Life
06. Shotgun
07. Douche Bag
08. Walking Away
09. Loser
10. Autotunage
11. 90.2.10
12. Why Try
13. Killer In You
14. Back Porch
15. My Own Cobain
16. Angels

Best Buy Deluxe Edition

01. Introbra
02. Bring It Back
03. Gold Cobra
04. Shark Attack
05. Get A Life
06. Shotgun
07. Douche Bag
08. Walking Away
09. Loser
10. Autotunage
11. 90.2.10
12. Why Try
13. Killer In You
14. Back Porch
15. My Own Cobain
16. Angels
17. Middle Finger (feat Paul Wall)

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Limp Bizkit Release Lyric Video For “Gold Cobra” Featuring Stormtrooper Fred Durst

Limp Bizkit Release Lyric Video For “Gold Cobra” Featuring Stormtrooper Fred Durst

Limp Bizkit have just released a new lyric video for the single “Gold Cobra” which is featured on the upcoming album of the same name, available everywhere June 28th. The lyric video features Fred wearing a Storm Trooper helmet from Star Wars, while editing some footage on his computer.

The album, which is the band’s first with the original lineup in 10 years, will come in several configurations, a standard release featuring 13 new songs, and a digital only Deluxe Edition featuring 16 new songs. Additionally, the band will release an edition of GOLD COBRA containing 17 original songs which can be purchased physically, exclusively at Best Buy, and digitally, exclusively at Napster.com.

To stay up-to-date with all the latest news LIKE Limp Bizkit on Facebook and check out their Official Site!

STANDARD ALBUM TRACK LISTING:
1. Introbra
2. Bring It Back
3. Gold Cobra
4. Shark Attack
5. Get A Life
6. Shotgun
7. Douche Bag
8. Walking Away
9. Loser
10. Autotunage
11. 90.2.10
12. Why Try
13. Killer In You

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LISTEN UP! – Limp Bizkit Now Streaming New Single “Gold Cobra”

LISTEN UP! – Limp Bizkit Now Streaming New Single “Gold Cobra”

Limp Bizkit have just released a stream of their new single, “Gold Cobra” here. “Gold Cobra” is featured on the bands much anticipated album of the same name, which is available everywhere on June 28th. 2011.

The album, which is the band’s first with the original lineup in 10 years, will come in several configurations, a standard release featuring 13 new songs, and a digital only Deluxe Edition featuring 16 new songs. Additionally, the band will release an edition of GOLD COBRA containing 17 original songs which can be purchased physically, exclusively at Best Buy, and digitally, exclusively at Napster.com.

To stay up-to-date with all the latest news LIKE Limp Bizkit on Facebook and check out their Official Site!

STANDARD ALBUM TRACK LISTING:
1. Introbra
2. Bring It Back
3. Gold Cobra
4. Shark Attack
5. Get A Life
6. Shotgun
7. Douche Bag
8. Walking Away
9. Loser
10. Autotunage
11. 90.2.10
12. Why Try
13. Killer In You

Limp Bizkit – Gold Cobra by thearmpit

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Limp Bizkit To Unleash The Power Of ‘Gold Cobra’ On June 28th!

Limp Bizkit To Unleash The Power Of ‘Gold Cobra’ On June 28th!

Limp Bizkit’s first single, “Shotgun,” rocketed to #1 on the iTunes Rock Chart upon its release. The single appears on their highly anticipated new album, GOLD COBRA, due out on June 28th! The album, which is the band’s first with the original lineup in 10 years, will come in several configurations, a standard release featuring 13 new songs, and a digital only Deluxe Edition featuring 16 new songs. Additionally, the band will release an edition of GOLD COBRA containing 17 original songs which can be purchased physically, exclusively at Best Buy, and digitally, exclusively at Napster.com.

To stay up-to-date with all the latest news LIKE Limp Bizkit on Facebook and Check out their Official Site!

STANDARD ALBUM TRACK LISTINGS:
1. Introbra
2. Bring It Back
3. Gold Cobra
4. Shark Attack
5. Get A Life
6. Shotgun
7. Douche Bag
8. Walking Away
9. Loser
10. Autotunage
11. 90.2.10
12. Why Try
13. Killer In You

 

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Beastie Boys Now Streaming ‘The Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2’

Beastie Boys Now Streaming ‘The Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2’

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Beastie Boys have offered up fans an opportunity to hear their new album before it hits stores on May 3rd, 2011. The legendary rappers released this message this afternoon:

“Good people, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the “clean” version of our new album, The Hot Sauce Committee pt 2 has leaked. So as a hostile and retaliatory measure with great hubris we are making the full explicit aka filthy dirty nasty version available for streaming on our site. We hope this brings much happiness, hugs, and harmony. Enjoy Kikoos for life! Thank You.”

Produced by Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar, the record will mark MikeMike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch’s first full length effort since 2007’s Grammy-winning all-instrumental The Mix-Up.  The Beastieboys.com pre-order for Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is live now, featuring multiple configurations and bonus items exclusive to the band’s own pre-sale.

 Hot Sauce Committee Part Two by Beastie Boys

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Beastie Boys Unleash Video For Epic Video For “Make Some Noise”

Beastie Boys Unleash Video For Epic Video For “Make Some Noise”

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys’ have finally unveiled their long awaited “Make Some Noise” extended video aka “Fight For Your Right Revisited”.

The video made it’s debut at 12(est) on MTV2! The song is the first single from their long awaited upcoming album, “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.”

The long anticipated eighth album, will be released May 3 by Capitol in the U.S. Produced by Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar, the record will mark MikeMike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch’s first full length effort since 2007’s Grammy-winning all-instrumental The Mix-Up.  The Beastieboys.com pre-order for Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is live now, featuring multiple configurations and bonus items exclusive to the band’s own pre-sale.

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Beastie Boys’ To Premiere “Make Some Noise” Extended Video aka “Fight For Your Right Revisited” On April 20th

Beastie Boys’ To Premiere “Make Some Noise” Extended Video aka “Fight For Your Right Revisited” On April 20th

Beastie Boys today announced the exclusive TV and online premiere for their highly anticipated 30-minute video for “Make Some Noise” aka “Fight For Your Right Revisited” beginning this Wednesday, April 20th across MTV Networks’ MTV2mtvUVH1PalladiaComedy CentralMTV and Spike.

To date, visitors to Beastieboys.com have been able to get a first look at the hysterical trailer for the extended video for the first single from their long awaited upcoming album, “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two,” set for release on May 3rd.  The full length video, directed by the band’s own Adam Yauch, will finally unveil the epic tale featuring Beastie Boys of the past, present and future for the world to see.

The Beastie Boys’ “Make Some Noise” aka “Fight For Your Right Revisited” World Premiere Schedule:

WEDNESDAY, April 20th

  • 12AM: EXCLUSIVE TV PREMIERE of “Make Some Noise” aka “Fight For Your Right Revisited” Long-Form Version on MTV2, mtvU, VH1 Classic and Palladia
  • 3AM: Comedy Central TV premiere of “Make Some Noise” aka “Fight For Your Right Revisited” Long-Form EXPLICIT Version
  • 6PM: EXCLUSIVE ONLINE PREMIERE of the 5 minute video version of “Make Some Noise” aka “Fight For Your Right Revisited” on the websites for MTV2mtvUVH1PalladiaComedy Central,MTV and Spike.
  • The 5 minute video version for “Make Some Noise” will go into rotation on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU, MTV Hits, VH1 and Palladia after the “Fight For Your Revisited” TV premiere

SATURDAY, April 23rd:

  • VH1 Video Spotlight: “Make Some Noise” aka “Fight For Your Right Revisited” (5 minute video version) will get the Video Spotlight in the VH1 Top 20 Countdown beginning Saturday, April 23rd

FRIDAY, April 29th

  • 6PM: EXCLUSIVE ONLINE PREMIERE of the long-form censored version of “Make Some Noise” aka “Fight For Your Right Revisited” goes live online on the websites for MTV2mtvUVH1Palladia,Comedy CentralMTV and Spike.

SATURDAY, April 30th

  • 12AM: MTV, Spike and MTV Tr3s PREMIERE of “Make Some Noise” aka “Fight For Your Right Revisited” Long-Form Version

Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, Beastie Boys’ long anticipated eighth album, will be released May 3 by Capitol in the U.S. Produced by Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar, the record will mark MikeMike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch’s first full length effort since 2007’s Grammy-winning all-instrumental The Mix-Up.  The Beastieboys.com pre-order for Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is live now, featuring multiple configurations and bonus items exclusive to the band’s own pre-sale.

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