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  • Rush’s "2112" Deluxe Editions Released

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    In time for 21/12 celebrations, on December 18th, 2012, the Deluxe Editions of Rush’s 1976 platinum-selling, landmark record 2112 in three different configurations: 2112: Deluxe Edition (CD/DVD and CD/Blu-Ray) and a special Super Deluxe Edition (CD/Blu-Ray/Hardbound book case) will be released.

    The deluxe editions contain a CD/DVD or CD/Blu-Ray material including the remastered 2112 CD with three live bonus tracks and a DVD or Blu-ray™ disc with a 5.1 surround sound audio mix and an interactive digital comic book, a new album cover by original album designer Hugh Syme, liner notes and unpublished photos. The super deluxe contains the CD/Blu-Ray and is meticulously assembled in a hardbound bookcase packed with a 40-page comic book representing every song on 2112.

    Originally released in 1976, Rush’s epic, landmark release 2112 was their creative and commercial breakthrough as well as one of the band’s most highly regarded releases among both fans and critics alike. With lyrics written by Neil Peart, and influenced by author Ayn Rand, 2112 kicks off with the ambitious seven-suite title track (side one), set in a futuristic world run by the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx who regulate “every single facet of every life,” which includes books, music, work and play. 2112 conveys the story of humanity’s instinctual, inner need for one’s free will.

    After the mythological journey through 2112, side two brings you back to the present and continues with five stand-alone tracks. From hard-rocking tracks such as A Passage to Bangkok, Lessons, and a trip to into the fourth dimension with The Twilight Zone, to the album’s soaring conclusion, Something For Nothing, 2112 is the record that ushered in the next stage in their continuing evolution as artists.

    2112: Deluxe Editions (DVD Version and Blu-Ray Version):

    *2 Disc: CD + DVD Audio/Video
    *2 Disc: CD + Blu-Ray

    Expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics and unreleased photos by original album designer Hugh Syme. Brand new liner notes by David Fricke, Rolling Stone.

    CD - Digitally remastered plus 3 unreleased bonus live tracks:

    - Overture (Northland Coliseum, Edmonton, AB - June 25th, 1981)
    - The Temples of Syrinx (Northland Coliseum, Edmonton, AB - June 25th, 1981)
    - A Passage To Bangkok (Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England - June 17th, 1980)

    DVD Audio/Video And Blu-Ray Contain:

    - Digital Comic Book - experience the comic book formatted for widescreen televisions during playback of the album.
    -Photo Gallery - unreleased photos and handwritten lyrics by Neil Peart.

    -DVD Audio/Video Specs:

    -5.1 Surround Sound mix by Richard Chycki in PCM (DVD-Audio players) and 48kHz / 24-bit Dolby Digital (DVD-Video players)
    - 96kHz / 24-bit PCM Stereo (DVD-Audio players) and 48kHz / 24-bit Dolby Digital Stereo (DVD-Video players)

    -Blu-Ray Specs:

    -5.1 Surround Sound mix by Richard Chycki in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM and DTS-HD Master Audio
    - 96kHz / 24-bit PCM Stereo

    2112: Super Deluxe Edition:

    2 Disc: CD + BLU-RAY version contained in hardbound book case.
    Housed in a hardbound book with a 40 page comic book by story artist Tom Hodges (Star Wars The Clone Wars, The Simpson's Treehouse of Horrors #17) and a 24 page book with expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics and unreleased photos. New liner notes written by David Fricke, Rolling Stone.

  • Saxon 2013 Sacrifice World Tour Dates

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    While the release of Saxon's new record, Sacrifice, is over two months away (February 26th), live dates continue to be added to the 2013 Sacrifice World Tour.

    The latest confirmed stops are: Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and Buenos Aires. Saxon's live itinerary is as follows: March 24 - Mexico City, Mexico - Plaza Condesa. 26 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - A Seringueira. 28 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - El Teatro Flores. April 18 - Leamington Spa, UK - Assembly. 19 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City. 20 - Newcastle, UK - Academy. 21 - Glasgow, UK - ABC. 23 - Manchester, UK - Ritz. 24 - Leeds, UK - Academy. 26 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall. 27 - London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire. 28 - Bristol, UK - Academy.

    Look for North American dates to be added in the near future.

  • Check Out New Alice In Chains Song

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Alice in Chains have released a new song, Hollow from the band's forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album.

    Check it out:

     

     

     

     

  • Hall of Fame Class of 2013: Rush & Heart In, Deep Purple Out

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is finally a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    The Canadian powerhouse trio will be inducted on April 18th along with Heart, singer-songwriter-pianist Randy Newman, rap group Public Enemy, the late disco queen Donna Summer and blues guitarist Albert King. Label executive and music impresario Lou Adler and producer-arranger-composer Quincy Jones are headed as Ahmet Ertegun Award -- aka non-performer -- honorees.

    This year's class represents the first time fans have been allowed to participate in the selection process and it's little surprise that Rush is the big winner. More than any other act's fan base -- with the possible exception of KISS -- Rush fans have created online petitions, Facebook pages and websites to push for the band's induction. Generally speaking, the hall has overlooked bands from the prog-rock era, inducting only Genesis in 2010. This is the first ballot Rush has appeared on.

    Heart, which appeared on the ballot for the first time last year, has had a particularly active year. Ann and Nancy Wilson published a joint biography,Kicking and Screaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll; released a new record, Fanatic; and maintained an active touring schedule that continues from January through March, in the U.S. and Canada.

    Summer, who died in May, gets in on the sixth time her name appeared on the ballot. King, whose single-string, bent-note approach to the electric guitar was a significant influence on Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, is best known for Born Under a Bad Sign from 1967. Newman, whose debut was released in 1968, wrote uniquely caustic and insightful pop songs in the '60s and '70s before devoting most of his time to film work.

    Nominees who did not make the cut this year include the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, the Meters and N.W.A.

  • Buckcherry's "Confessions" Drops in February...More Details

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Buckcherry will release their sixth studio record, Confessions, on February 19th.

    Fans can get an early taste of Confessions by downloading a free copy of their new song, Gluttony by clicking here.

    A lyric video for the tune can also be seen here:

    As previously reported, Buckcherry will join Kid Rock on his 2013 Rebel Soul Arena Tour.

     

  • Stone Sour/Papa Roach North American Tour Dates

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Stone Sour will be kicking off the new year of 2013 by launching a North American tour featuring Papa Roach.

    The tour will begin on January 20th Bethlehem, Pennslyvania and conclude on February 17th in Denver, Colorado.

    Stone Sour will be touring in support of their new release, House of Gold & Bones Part 1, which the first installment of their two record series.

    Confirmed Tour Dates:

     

    1/20/13 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center
    1/22/13 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
    1/23/13 New York, NY Terminal 5
    1/25/13 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
    1/27/13 Chicago, IL House of Blues
    1/29/13 Minneapolis, MN The Myth
    1/30/13 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater (Stone Sour only)
    2/1/13 Amarillo, TX Aztec Music Hall
    2/2/13 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Pavilion
    2/4/13 Midland, TX Midland Horseshoe Arena
    2/5/13 College Station, TX Hurricane Harry's
    2/7/13 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
    2/8/13 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
    2/9/13 Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Center
    2/12/13 Tempe, AZ Marquee theatre
    2/13/13 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
    2/15/13 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
    2/16/13 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air
    2/17/13 Denver, CO Fillmore

     

  • Iron Maiden, Megadeth & Anthrax Nominated for Grammy Awards

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Iron Maiden, Megadeth, & Anthrax have all been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance along with Marilyn Manson, Halestorm and Lamb of God.

    Maiden won their first Grammy in 2011 for the song El Dorado from their fifteenth studio record, The Final Frontier. Megadeth have garnered eleven nominations but no wins, while Anthrax have never previously been nominated.

    Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Nominees:

    Anthrax: I’m Alive (Worship Music)
    Halestorm: Love Bites (So Do I) (The Strange Case Of…)
    Iron Maiden: Blood Brothers (En Vivo!)
    Lamb of God: Ghost Walking (Resolution)
    Marilyn Manson: No Reflection (Born Villain)
    Megadeth: Whose Life (Is It Anyways?) (Th1rt3een)

    The 55th annual Grammy Awards is set air on February 10th on CBS.

     

  • Buckcherry Slated to Join Kid Rock on "Rebel Soul" Tour

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Buckcherry will join Kid Rock on the upcoming Rebel Soul Tour, which begins February 2nd in Kansas City, Missouri.

    “’Great American Rock n’ Roll’ — Kid Rock and Buckcherry. That’s all you have to say. The baddest rock n’ roll tour with the American badass himself,” says Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd.

    Buckcherry will preview songs from their forthcoming Confessions record, which is due out in early 2013. This marks the band’s sixth studio record. The lyrics for Confessions are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.

    Fans will get an early taste of the album when Gluttony, the first single from Confessions, is released as an iTunes single on December 11th.

    Current Buckcherry tour dates are as follows:

    Solo Shows:

    12/27 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Fuel Room
    12/28 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino And Resort
    12/31 Las Vegas, NV Fremont Street Experience (with Queensrÿche, Quiet Riot, Pop Evil, Otherwise)
    1/2 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
    1/5 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
    1/6 Calgary, AB Back Alley
    2/9 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

    With Kid Rock and Hellbound:

    2/2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
    2/5 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
    2/7 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Event Center
    2/10 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
    2/13 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
    2/15 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
    2/16 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
    2/18 Fort Myers, FL Germain Arena
    2/20 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
    2/21 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
    2/23 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
    2/24 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
    2/26 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
    2/27 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium
    3/1 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
    3/2 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

     

  • New Alice In Chains Record is Finished

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    2013 figures to be a big year of new music...not only are we expecting new material from Black Sabbath, Pearl Jam, Tool, Motley Crue, and Judas Priest, Alice In Chains has just completed recording the follow-up to 2009’s Black Gives Way To Blue which will be the band’s second record with singer William DuVall.

    Joined by bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney, and Guitarist Jerry Cantrell, the band recently wrapped up the album sessions with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Deftones) and engineer Paul Figueroa.

    Alice In Chains currently have two 2013 live dates on their schedule: UK’s Download Festival on June 14 and Brazil’s Rock In Rio on September 13.

     

  • Details on Metallica's Quebec Magnetic DVD

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Metallica will release their new DVD Quebec Magnetic, shot in 2009 during their Death Magnetic tour, on December 10th, and the band have posted a video from the live show performing the song The Day That Never Comes.

    Check it out:

    Tracklisting:

    1. That Was Just Your Life
    2. The End Of The Line
    3. The Four Horsemen
    4. The Shortest Straw
    5. One
    6. Broken, Beat & Scarred
    7. My Apocalypse
    8. Sad But True
    9. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
    10. The Judas Kiss
    11. The Day That Never Comes
    12. Master Of Puppets
    13. Battery
    14. Nothing Else Matters
    15. Enter Sandman
    16. Killing Time
    17. Whiplash
    18. Seek & Destroy

    Bonus songs:

    19. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    20. Holier Than Thou
    21. Cyanide
    22. Turn The Page
    23. All Nightmare Long
    24. Damage, Inc.
    25. Breadfan
    26. Phantom Lord

  • Sebastian Bach To Release “Abachalypse Now” Spring 2013

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Former Skid Row front-man Sebastian Bach is currently working on the upcoming release of a brand new DVD/live CD package: ABachalypse Now is scheduled for release in Spring, 2013. The DVD/CD includes never-before-seen footage from this year’s GrasPop Festival in Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France and the fully-remixed and remastered Club Nokia show from Los Angeles (originally broadcast on AXS TV). The exact track listing and table of contents coming soon.

    For more information check out sebastianbach.com.