Monday, September 25, 2017

Foo Fighters - Concrete and Gold

Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

"Concrete and Gold", FOO FIGHTERS ninth studio album, released on September 15, 2017.

"Concrete and Gold" is FOOs most balanced record yet. It's a very well crafted album, both musically and emotionally, it's full of playfulness and seriousness. It's pretty easy to sink in to and very fun to listen to. The production is made by the pop merchant Greg Kurstin (ADELE, BECK, KELLY CLARKSON, SIA, PINK) adds a fresh and big atmosphere to the album without distorting the classic FOO sound, just a facelift.

"Concrete and Gold" is a 11 tunes long and clocks in to 48 minutes. Opens up softly with soulish tune "T-Shirt", a short love song before it takes it's next step to the punkish "Run", were the FOOs kick in your teeth, another punk bomber is "La Dee Da". The rocker "Make It Right" with Justin Timberlake's on backing vocals, he sings great in a already magic rocker. Acoustic guitars begins the half pace soul beauty "Dirty Water". On of the highlight is "The Sky Is a Neighborhood" a real stadium anthem. "There ain’t no superheroes now" sings Grohl in the BEATLES like "Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)", Jessy Greene plays some violin here. Another BEATLES like tune is "Sunday Rain", it even has Paul McCartney playing drums on it. "The Line" is great car rocker. The album closes up with the title tune, a PINK FLOYD alike beast.

Sum: They did it again!

Today's tune "The Sky Is A Neighborhood" is taken from "Concrete and Gold", enjoy!

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Styx - Renegade

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Renegade" is a 1979 hit song recorded by the American rock band STYX. It was on their Pieces of Eight album. It reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1979.

The song is a first-person narrative of an outlaw, captured for a bounty, who recognizes that he is about to be executed for his criminal activities. The execution will be by hanging, as the outlaw laments, "Hangman is coming down from the gallows and I don't have very long."

Some pressings of the single were made with translucent, red vinyl. Years after its release it remains a staple on classic rock radio playlists, and is usually the final song STYX plays at its concerts.

When performed live from 1978 to 1983, drummer John Panozzo increased the tempo of the drum pattern during the guitar solo sections. Also, the track would serve as the drum solo spot for Panozzo during that time frame.

Although songwriter Tommy Shaw and fellow Styx guitarist James Young usually played lead guitar on their own compositions, Shaw asked Young if he could take the solo on "Renegade". Young agreed, and later returned the favor by allowing Shaw to play lead on his "Half-Penny, Two-Penny" on the Paradise Theatre album.

STYX /ˈstɪks/ is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its albums released in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding the style of pop rock and hard rock with the power of a hard-rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and incorporating elements of international musical theatre.

STYX is best known for the hit songs "Lady", "Come Sail Away", "Babe", "The Best of Times", "Too Much Time on My Hands" and "Mr. Roboto". Other major hits include "Show Me the Way", "Don't Let It End", and "Renegade". Styx has had 4 consecutive albums certified multi-platinum by the RIAA as well as 16 top 40 singles in the US, 8 of which hit the top 10.

Enjoy today's tune!

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Revolution Saints - I Wouldn't Change A Thing

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band featuring Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY, BAD ENGLISH), Doug Aldrich (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO), and Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES), will release its second album, "Light In The Dark", on October 13 via Frontiers Music Srl.

"Light In The Dark" will be available on CD, CD/DVD deluxe edition (includes live bonus tracks on the CD and on the DVD, footage from the band's first-ever live performance captured at Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan this past April, a "making-of" mini-documentary, and music videos for "Light In The Dark" and "I Wouldn't Change A Thing"), vinyl, and as a special limited-edition box set (includes the deluxe edition CD/DVD, 180-gram vinyl, T-shirt [size L], poster, lithograph and sticker).

For "Light In The Dark", REVOLUTION SAINTS once again teamed up with producer/songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio (HARDLINE, JORN), who was also behind the boards for the band's debut album. Most of "Light In The Dark" was recorded at Del Vecchio's studios in Somma Lombardo, Italy, with additional recording taking place at Blades's studio in Washington, Aldrich's CasaDala studio in Los Angeles, and other countries all over the world while Aldrich was on tour with THE DEAD DAISIES.

The record builds off the classic melodic rock style of the debut, but fans should prepare for a somehow even more inspired set and a few (pleasant) surprises. Inspiring, uplifting, emotionally powerful, and thoughtful, this album WILL be the soundtrack to many a moment in your life.

Today's tune "I Wouldn't Change A Thing" is taken from the upcoming second album Release Date: 13-10-2017. The tune is soft one, more like an old school ballad, well check it out.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

H.E.A.T. - Eye Of The Storm

The Swedish melodic hard rock group  H.E.A.T. will release "Into The Great Unknown" today.

H.E.A.T. was formed in Upplands Väsby in 2007, when the prior bands DREAM and TRADING FATE merged into H.E.A.T.

After one and a half years of intense songwriting, with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix, the band went on a questionable trip to record an album in Thailand, once again with Swedish Grammy award-winning producer Tobias Lindell. With 10 top songs in their cannon, H.E.A.T entered the heavenly Karma Sound studios in the outskirts of Bangkok to record what would become the fifth studio album. Once again the band continue the musical landscape with an innovative, highly explosive and refreshing melodic rock sound and an unforgettable collection of fantastic new songs.

"Into The Great Unknown" is the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed "Tearing Down The Walls". 2012’s successful "Address The Nation" album was praised worldwide as one of the best albums of the year, and consolidated the H.E.A.T’s growing reputation as the new leading band in hard edged melodic rock.

In 2009, H.E.A.T had a huge hit in Scandinavia with the song "1000 Miles". That same year the band’s second album "Freedom Rock" was nominated as one of the Top 50 albums in 2010 by Classic Rock magazine UK. Since then, they’ve toured all over the world, blowing audiences away with their outstanding live concerts.

In a time when artists like FOREINGER, JOURNEY and WHITESNAKE are enjoying a resurgence, teenagers are re-discovering the melodic approach to hard rock. The kids are suddenly wearing their classic rock band logos on t-shirts. H.E.A.T is the beacon of light that many say will carry this tradition into the future. They’re young, ambitious and full of energy and ideas.

H.E.A.T don’t hide their love for their classic rock heroes, but don’t try to copy it, either. They just do it and they want to be the best at it. And they are one of the best - drawing both young and old to their mesmerising, freshly sounding, energetic classic rock and bombastic melodies.

The group released their latest album, Tearing Down the Walls, in April 2014 via earMUSIC. Track "A Shot At Redemption" was released as the lead single. Headed by frontman Erik Grönwall, the band's heavy sound is strongly influenced by past melodic rock groups such as WHITESNAKE, with H.E.A.T having supported musical acts such as SCORPIONS.

Two days ago and prior the release of their new studio album, H.E.A.T premieres the official music video for their brand new single “Eye Of The Storm” today.

Erik Grönwall tells about the tune: “In a hurricane there is a treacherous place, after the initial big wind… as the centre of the storm passes over where it is seemingly calm and still and safe. This is always temporary and what happens next is the strongest and most dangerous part of the storm. That is often the same scenario in relationships. That calm in the “Eye Of The Storm” tricks people into taking their breaths and letting down the guard. Then the winds of emotion hit again and even harder..” 

The band will support the release by a UK and European tour in November 2017, see the dates below.

Today's tune "Eye Of The Storm" is the second single from the brand new album "Into The Great Unknown", enjoy!  


Monday 30th October Copenhagen, Denmark, Pumpehuset
Tuesday 31st October Hamburg, Germany, Logo
Wednesday 1st November Berlin, Germany, Frannz Club
Thursday 2 November Munich, Germany, Backstage Halle
Friday 3rd November Innsbruck, Austria, Harley Bar
Sunday 5th November Milan, Italy, Legend Club
Tuesday 7th November Bilbao, Spain, Santana 27
Wednesday 8th November Madrid, Spain, La Riviera
Thursday 9th November Barcelona, Spain, Razzmatazz 2
Saturday 11th November Paris, France, Le Nouveau Casino
Sunday 12th November Pratteln, Switzerland, Z7
Monday 13th November Aschaffenburg, Germany, Colos-Saal
Tuesday 14th November Vosselaar, Belgium, Biebob
Wednesday 15th November Uden, The Netherlands, De Pul
Friday 17th November Wolverhampton, UK, Slade Rooms
Saturday 18th November Glasgow, UK, Cathouse
Sunday 19th November Nottingham, UK, Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 21st November London, UK, Islington Academy

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