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10 Aug
2010

The longest-running, most successful partnership in the history of rock takes flight anew, as legendary Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees Carlos Santana and Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment, collaborate on the brand new concept album, GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME, arriving in stores September 21st on Arista Records. The album was co-produced by Howard Benson, Matt Serletic, Carlos Santana and Clive Davis.

Working from their collective encyclopedic knowledge of rock, Carlos Santana and Clive Davis devised a list of guitar-centric titles – and then invited a Who’s Who of guest vocalists to perform on every track. Singers range from Chris Cornell (on Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”), Pat Monahan (on Van Halen’s “Dance the Night Away”), Chester Bennington and Ray Manzarek (on The Doors’ “Riders on the Storm”), Rob Thomas (on Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love), Scott Weiland (on the Rolling Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’”), Chris Daughtry (on Def Leppard’s “Photograph”), Gavin Rossdale (on T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong”) to rapper Nas (on AC/DC’s “Back In Black”), veteran Joe Cocker (on Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing”), and more.

A very special dedication to George Harrison comes together on GUITAR HEAVEN…, with “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” on the album’s first single featuring singer india.arie and master cellist Yo-Yo Ma. “Listening to the song,” Olivia Harrison told Carlos, “it made me jump for joy and cry at the same time.” (Please see below for complete and deluxe edition track listing.)

Along with these stars, Carlos offers “supreme validation and compliment” to his full-time band for their work on GUITAR HEAVEN…, their first entire full-length studio album recording together. Band members who join him on the album include Dennis Chambers (drums), Benny Rietveld (bass), Karl Perrazo (timbales), Tommy Anthony (rhythm guitar), Freddie Ravel (keyboards), Andy Vargas (background vocals), and Raul Rekow (Congas). Bill Ortiz (trumpet) and Jeff Cressman (trombone) also appear on the record.

“To create these songs,” said Carlos, “it took an incredible amount of trust – from Howard Benson and Matt Serletic, and from, and all these incredible singers, all these incredible musicians, they had to trust me, and I trusted Clive, so it’s a chain reaction of love, because that’s the highest form of love that there is on this planet: Trust.”

“The cuts are special and the guest stars are special,” said Clive Davis. “But what is unique and why this album stands for more than just the individual songs or titles, is that they were indeed chosen because they’re guitar classics. And they celebrate the guitar because of the performance of Carlos Santana.”

GUITAR HEAVEN… is the first new studio album by Santana since their trilogy of consecutive blockbuster Arista releases: Supernatural (1999), Shaman (2002), and All That I Am (2005). All three albums were produced by Carlos Santana and Clive Davis. They represented a warm and well-received reunion with the executive who first signed Santana to Columbia Records (after seeing them at San Francisco’s Fillmore West over Christmas week, 1968, at Bill Graham’s request). Clive oversaw their formative years on the path to international superstardom starting in 1969, with the release of their debut album on August 18th, the Monday after their historic Saturday performance at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair.

Three decades later in 1999, Supernatural became – and remains – an unsurpassed industry phenom, 15-times RIAA platinum in the U.S. alone, nearly double that number of sales globally, the #6 best-selling album in Soundscan history. Supernatural spent 102 weeks on the Billboard chart including 12 weeks at #1. Its success was fueled by the #1 singles “Smooth” (co-written by and feat ur ing Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty) and “Maria Maria” (featur ing Product G&B).

Most significantly, Supernatural generated nine GRAMMY awards, an all-time record for a single album project, including Album Of the Year and Best Rock Album, as well as Record Of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration, all for “Smooth”; plus Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group for “Maria Maria.” There were also premiere Latin GRAMMY Award wins (the show’s first year) for Record Of The Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo/Group.

Supernatural was a hard act to follow – but 2002’s Shaman gave Santana a second consecutive #1 multi-platinum album, propelled by the GRAMMY-winning Top 5 single “The Game of Love” featuring Michelle Branch; and Top 10 “Why Don’t You and I” with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback. Third in this series of collaborative albums was 2005’s All That I Am, which entered Soundscan at #2, highlighted by the anthemic rocker “Just Feel Better,” featuring Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

Ultimate Santana was released in 2007, the first career-spanning anthology to include touchstone tracks from the band’s earliest hitmaking years on Columbia Records (“Evil Ways,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Oye Como Va,” “Samba Pa Ti,” “Everybody’s Everything,” “No One To Depend On,” “Europa”) – alongside material from the three Arista albums, the groundbreaking collaborations plus new and previously unreleased tracks.

It has been more than 40 years since the original Santana Blues Band played its first shows at Bill Graham’s Fillmore West in San Francisco, opening for The Who in October 1967. Santana is unique among all the first generation Bay Area bands for sustaining its success on the charts and on the road as a sold-out stadium attraction. Their track record boasts 20 RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums (including their first 14 consecutive certifications) and lifetime sales of more than 90 million albums worldwide. GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME carries the continuum to the next generation.

GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME
Standard edition – final track listing:

“Whole Lotta Love” featuring Chris Cornell (Led Zeppelin)
“Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” featuring Scott Weiland (The Rolling Stones)
“Sunshine Of Your Love” featuring Rob Thomas (Cream)
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” featuring india.arie and Yo-Yo Ma (The Beatles)
“Dance the Night Away” featuring Pat Monahan (Van Halen)
“Back In Black” featuring Nas (AC/DC)
“Riders On the Storm” featuring Chester Bennington and Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
“Smoke On the Water” featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Deep Purple)
“Photograph” featuring Chris Daughtry (Def Leppard)
“Bang A Gong” featuring Gavin Rossdale (T. Rex)
“Little Wing” featuring Joe Cocker (Jimi Hendrix)
“I Ain’t Superstitious” featuring Jonny Lang (Howlin’ Wolf, Jeff Beck Group)

Deluxe Edition

Includes standard edition track listing plus “Fortunate Son” featuring Scott Stapp (Credence Clearwater Revival) and “Under the Bridge” featuring Andy Vargas (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

The deluxe edition also features never-before-seen footage on DVD entitled “The Making Of Guitar Heaven…” including “behind the scenes” footage from the studio and interviews with guest vocalists from the album and producers Howard Benson, Matt Serletic, and Clive Davis, as well as an extensive one-on-one interview with Carlos Santana and Clive Davis.

20 Jul
2010


Making their first U.S. concert appearance in four years – and playing their only U.S. show in 2010 – GUNS N’ ROSES has been officially recruited with DAUGHTRY to join the inaugural ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL and cement its assault on the legendary Sturgis Rally’s 70th Anniversary celebration in Sturgis, SD, at the newly constructed Rock N’ Rev Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA.

GUNS N’ ROSES will headline the fifth and final night of the festival, as it moves to the Brand New Rock ‘N Rev Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA in Sturgis, adjacent to its original location. L.A.’s notorious rock ‘n’ roll bad boys – one of Q magazine’s “50 Bands to See Before You Die” – have combined forces with HDlogix and DC3 Global for this rare and very special appearance on home soil to bring the “full-out rock ‘n’ roll spectacle” (Spin) of their 2010 “Chinese Democracy World Tour” to Sturgis and finish off the hijacking of the world’s biggest, baddest biker event, Monday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Aug. 13, 2010.

GUNS N’ ROSES’ final night performance, immediately following previously announced Aug. 13 headliner Alice in Chains, is the ultimate climax to five full nights of undeniable rock ‘n’ roll bedlam, and now gives the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL six of the most explosive, multi-platinum AMERICAN Active Rock Bands of 2010. DAUGHTRY, supporting its second consecutive #1 album, will join 3 Doors Down, Hinder and others on Aug. 12, the 4th night of the ROCK N’ REV FESTIVAL.

In order to welcome GUNS N’ ROSES and DAUGHTRY to the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL, new festival owners HDlogix and its producers, DC3 Global, are starting construction immediately on the Rock N’ Rev Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA, a new custom-built amphitheater on a 25-acre site at Monkey Rock designed to maximize logistical opportunities while enhancing the overall experience for everyone attending – from the bands to the fans.

“We are truly blessed to be able to announce the addition of GUNS N’ ROSES at this historic moment in the band’s history, along with DAUGHTRY, just as we relocate the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL to our own Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA,” said DC3’s co-founder, Daniel E. Catullo III. “Monkey Rock’s vision to create a nationally recognized brand among the world’s top motorcycle rallies is a perfect fit for us, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them as our partners.”

ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL’s relationship with Glencoe Campground is amicable amid the change in logistics. As such, they are working together to arrange special VIP accommodations at the festival for all Glencoe campers that week.

Raising the insanity level to previously unimaginable heights, GUNS N’ ROSES and DAUGHTRY are just the latest high octane multi-platinum rockers to join the growing list of bands at the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL. They unite with fellow headliners Stone Temple Pilots, Godsmack, Creed, Alice in Chains and 3 Doors Down to establish the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL as “The Home of Rock’s Hardest New Chart Toppers” – a different one topping each night’s lineup.

Tickets for the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL are $45 per day, general admission ($150 for a five-day pass), and ON SALE NOW through Ticketmaster.com and rocknrevfestival.com and at all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available in person beginning August 5, 2010 on location at the Festival’s on-site box office. For more information on exclusive VIP packages ($150 for a single day, $300 for all five days or $1,000 5 day platinum packages), including backstage access to a VIP area to special, air-conditioned tents with private bars, motorcycle parking, luxury bathroom facilities and more, go to rocknrevfestival.com.

With an unrivaled lineup of twenty bands over five nights and spectacular fireworks displays each night at Monkey Rock USA, the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL promises to be the hands-down largest party ever thrown at the world’s largest motorcycle event, which annually draws over a half million patrons. World famous showman Jim Rose and his circus are set to emcee the five-day event and help give attendees a show they will never forget.

ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL’s sweltering lineup also includes Three Days Grace, Hellyeah, Cage The Elephant, Theft, Sweet Cyanide, Charm City Devils, Rev Theory, Eagles of Death Metal, The Darling Stilettos (featuring former GNR drummer Matt Sorum), Pop Evil, Skillet, and Swayback — just some of the bands making massive music at this colossal biker bash.

Everything about the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL will appeal to the “leather and chrome” sensibilities in everyone who attends…from those who embody the biker lifestyle to the more casually minded weekend warriors and their families. The Vendor Village will be overflowing with an assortment of food, clothing, gear and other accessories, top tattoo artists and the best barbeque and related cooking specialists from the nation’s sauciest hotspots such as Austin, Memphis, Chicago, and New Orleans. The overall Mardi Gras atmosphere will recall some of Europe’s top festivals, with a decidedly American flair. After all, biking and rock ‘n’ roll are two of America’s greatest heritages.

THE ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL LINEUP

Monday- August 9th

GODSMACK

THREE DAYS GRACE

HELLYEAH

POP EVIL

DARLING STILLETOS

Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus

Tuesday- August 10th

CREED

SKILLET

THEFT

SHAMAN’S HARVEST

Wednesday- August 11th

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

WOLFMOTHER

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL

CAGE THE ELEPHANT

SWAYBACK

Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus

Thursday- August 12th

3 DOORS DOWN

DAUGHTRY

HINDER

BAD CITY

SWEET CYANIDE

Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus

Friday- August 13th

GUNS N’ ROSES

ALICE IN CHAINS

CHARM CITY DEVILS

REV THEORY

Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus

15 Jul
2010

The longest-running, most successful partnership in the history of rock takes flight anew, as legendary Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees Carlos Santana and Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment, collaborate on the brand new concept album, GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME, arriving in stores September 21st on Arista Records. The album was co-produced by Carlos Santana and Clive Davis with tracks produced by Matt Serletic and Howard Benson.

PRE-ORDER GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME

Working from their collective encyclopedic knowledge of rock, Carlos Santana and Clive Davis devised a list of guitar-centric titles – and then invited a Who’s Who of guest vocalists to perform on every track. Singers range from Chris Cornell (on Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”), Pat Monahan (on Van Halen’s “Dance the Night Away”), Chester Bennington and Ray Manzarek (on The Doors’ “Riders on the Storm”), Rob Thomas (on Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love), Scott Weiland (on the Rolling Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’”), Chris Daughtry (on Def Leppard’s “Photograph”), Gavin Rossdale (on T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong”) to rapper Nas (on AC/DC’s “Back In Black”), veteran Joe Cocker (on Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing”), and more.

PRE-ORDER GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME

A very special dedication to George Harrison comes together on GUITAR HEAVEN…, with “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” featuring singer india.arie and master cellist Yo-Yo Ma. “Listening to the song,” Olivia Harrison told Carlos, “it made me jump for joy and cry at the same time.” (Please see below for a working track listing.)

Along with these stars, Carlos offers “supreme validation and compliment” to his full-time band for their work on GUITAR HEAVEN…, their first entire full-length studio album recording together. Band members who join him on the album include Dennis Chambers (drums), Benny Rietveld (bass), Karl Perrazo (timbales), Tommy Anthony (rhythm guitar), Freddie Ravel (keyboards), Andy Vargas (background vocals), and Raul Rekow (Congas). Bill Ortiz (trumpet) and Jeff Cressman (trombone) also appear on the record.

“To create these songs,” said Carlos, “it took an incredible amount of trust – from Matt Serletic, and from Howard Benson, and all these incredible singers, all these incredible musicians, they had to trust me, and I trusted Clive, so it’s a chain reaction of love, because that’s the highest form of love that there is on this planet: Trust.”

“The cuts are special and the guest stars are special,” said Clive Davis. “But what is unique and why this album stands for more than just the individual songs or titles, is that they were indeed chosen because they’re guitar classics. And they celebrate the guitar because of the performance of Carlos Santana.”

PRE-ORDER GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME

GUITAR HEAVEN… is the first new studio album by Santana since their trilogy of consecutive blockbuster Arista releases: Supernatural (1999), Shaman (2002), and All That I Am (2005). All three albums were produced by Carlos Santana and Clive Davis. They represented a warm and well-received reunion with the executive who first signed Santana to Columbia Records (after seeing them at San Francisco’s Fillmore West over Christmas week, 1968, at Bill Graham’s request). Clive oversaw their formative years on the path to international superstardom starting in 1969, with the release of their debut album on August 18th, the Monday after their historic Saturday performance at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair.

Three decades later in 1999, Supernatural became – and remains – an unsurpassed industry phenom, 15-times RIAA platinum in the U.S. alone, nearly double that number of sales globally, the #6 best-selling album in Soundscan history. Supernatural spent 102 weeks on the Billboard chart including 12 weeks at #1. Its success was fueled by the #1 singles “Smooth” (co-written by and feat ur ing Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty) and “Maria Maria” (featur ing Product G&B).

Most significantly, Supernatural generated nine GRAMMY awards, an all-time record for a single album project, including Album Of the Year and Best Rock Album, as well as Record Of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration, all for “Smooth”; plus Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group for “Maria Maria.” There were also premiere Latin GRAMMY Award wins (the show’s first year) for Record Of The Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo/Group.

Supernatural was a hard act to follow – but 2002’s Shaman gave Santana a second consecutive #1 multi-platinum album, propelled by the GRAMMY-winning Top 5 single “The Game of Love” featuring Michelle Branch; and Top 10 “Why Don’t You and I” with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback. Third in this series of collaborative albums was 2005’s All That I Am, which entered Soundscan at #2, highlighted by the anthemic rocker “Just Feel Better,” featuring Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

Ultimate Santana was released in 2007, the first career-spanning anthology to include touchstone tracks from the band’s earliest hitmaking years on Columbia Records (“Evil Ways,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Oye Como Va,” “Samba Pa Ti,” “Everybody’s Everything,” “No One To Depend On,” “Europa”) – alongside material from the three Arista albums, the groundbreaking collaborations plus new and previously unreleased tracks.

It has been more than 40 years since the original Santana Blues Band played its first shows at Bill Graham’s Fillmore West in San Francisco, opening for The Who in October 1967. Santana is unique among all the first generation Bay Area bands for sustaining its success on the charts and on the road as a sold-out stadium attraction. Their track record boasts 20 RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums (including their first 14 consecutive certifications) and lifetime sales of more than 90 million albums worldwide. GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME carries the continuum to the next generation.

PRE-ORDER GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME


GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME (working track listing):

“Whole Lotta Love” featuring Chris Cornell (Led Zeppelin)
“Sunshine Of Your Love” featuring Rob Thomas (Cream)
“Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” featuring Scott Weiland (The Rolling Stones)
“Dance the Night Away” featuring Pat Monahan (Van Halen)
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” featuring india.arie and Yo-Yo Ma (The Beatles)
“Bang A Gong” featuring Gavin Rossdale (T. Rex)
“Smoke On the Water” featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Deep Purple)
“Photograph” featuring Chris Daughtry (Def Leppard)
“Back In Black” featuring Nas (AC/DC)
“Little Wing” featuring Joe Cocker (Jimi Hendrix)
“Riders On the Storm” featuring Chester Bennington and Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
“I Ain’t Superstitious” featuring Jonny Lang (Howlin’ Wolf, Jeff Beck Group)
“Fortunate Son” featuring Scott Stapp (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

24 Sep
2009
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ROCKPIT.com, the new music website dedicated to all things rock, has aligned with the USO to bring Friday’s world record-breaking CREED concert LIVE from Houston to our troops overseas. Be a part of the action as it happens for FREE at www.Rockpit.com starting Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. CST.

Making the website’s launch a truly global event, ROCKPIT.COM is delivering the high definition live stream of the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning rockers’ “Full Circle” reunion tour from Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion to our troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and at USO locations around the world, as well as here in the U.S. Representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records will be on hand as ROCKPIT.com breaks TWO world records as a cinematic experience that night:

· Most Cameras Used in a Live Concert Recording (227)

· Most Still Cameras Used in a Sequence

Creed fans and rock enthusiasts can register NOW to receive a free ALL ACCESS webcast pass to be among the 200,000 live viewers worldwide by visiting www.Rockpit.com. The CREED live webcast, produced by DC3 Music Group, LLC and directed by awarding-winning director Daniel E. Catullo III (Rush in Rio, Nickelback Live From Sturgis, Godsmack: Changes), will include simultaneous filming of backstage footage, extended aerial “Fly Cam” stadium views, the full-length concert and pre- and post-concert band interviews.

“Rock music is central to the identity of America and we wanted to pay tribute to the passion, creativity and style that have inspired legions of fans for decades,” says Rockpit.com co-founder and CEO Brian Lisi. “Iconic bands like Creed and the live rock music experience deserve to be front and center again, and the Rockpit.com platform is making this possible.”

The highly anticipated Rockpit.com website and High Definition Live Webcast Concert Series will be a music industry first. Rockpit.com features an exclusive, comprehensive rock band database of over 500 rock bands and artists, editorial blogs, fan-driven content and community, and the largest full-length rock concert catalog available online. The catalog will feature A-list artists in heritage, alternative and top 40 rock.

17 Sep
2009
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ROCKPIT.COM, the new music website dedicated to all things rock, will celebrate its official launch LIVE with CREED from the Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion in Houston to kick off the High Definition Live Webcast Concert Series along the multi‐platinum, Grammy‐winning rockers’ Full Circle tour. Be a part of the action as it happens for FREE at www.Rockpit.com starting Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. CST.

“It’s amazing how life can change and bring you full circle,” notes CREED lead singer Scott Stapp regarding the Full Circle Tour. “Time gave us all a chance to reflect, grow and gain a deeper appreciation of our friendships, artistic chemistry, passion for music, and sincere love for our fans! It’s rare in life to get a second chance to make a first impression and we embrace the opportunity. We all believe the BEST IS YET TO COME!”

Creed fans and rock enthusiasts can register NOW to receive a free ALL ACCESS webcast pass to be among the 200,000 live viewers worldwide by visiting www.Rockpit.com. The CREED live webcast, produced by DC3 Music Group, LLC and directed by awarding‐winning director Daniel E. Catullo III (Rush in Rio, Nickelback Live From Sturgis, Godsmack: Changes), will find its place in the Guinness Book of World
Records as a world‐record breaking cinematic experience featuring 242 cameras — the most cameras ever used for coverage for a live music event. Coverage will include simultaneous filming of backstage footage, extended aerial “Fly Cam” stadium views, the full‐length concert and pre‐ and post‐concert band interviews.

“Rock music is central to the identity of America and we wanted to pay tribute to the passion, creativity and style that have inspired legions of fans for decades,” says Rockpit.com co‐founder and CEO Brian Lisi. “Iconic bands like Creed and the live rock music experience deserve to be front and center again, and the Rockpit.com platform is making this possible.”

The highly anticipated Rockpit.com website and High Definition Live Webcast Concert Series will be a music industry first. Rockpit.com features an exclusive, comprehensive rock band database of over 500 rock bands and artists, editorial blogs, fan‐driven content and community, and the largest full‐length rock concert catalog available online. The catalog will feature A‐list artists in heritage, alternative and top 40 rock.

16 Sep
2009
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As they prepare for the September 29 pre-release of their debut CD THE END OF THE BEGINNING (Prospect Park), LIKE A STORM are offering fans exclusive video content when they pre-order the disc via Republic Project. Fans who pre-order the CD will have access to behind-the-scenes video during the pre-order period, including footage from the studio, the road and more. “We are excited to be working with Like A Storm and giving them an opportunity to share this exclusive video content with their fans,” says Republic Project CEO Ryan Swagar.

Produced by multi-platinum producer/mixer/engineer Mike Plotnikoff (Three Days Grace/My Chemical Romance/Buckcherry), THE END OF THE BEGINNING–an avalanche of captivating choruses and hard-hitting grooves–will also be available at tour stops before its in-store release in early 2010.

LIKE A STORM–who strike a balance between warm electronics and massive hard rock–will play a special one-off show at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA September 25 before rejoining the Creed North American tour October 2 in Salt Lake City.

The Vancouver-based, New Zealand-bred melodic hard rockers’ darkly infectious single “Chemical Infatuation” recently went to radio and is building momentum. Directed by David Yarovesky (Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, 50 Cent, T-Pain), the memorably surreal and twisted video for the track debuted earlier this summer on AOL Music and is slated to air on MTV2’s “Headbangers Ball” soon. See the video for “chemical Infatuation” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ukhUJ_KHtw.

Catch LIKE A STORM–CHRIS BROOKS (vocals/guitar/programming/ didgeridoo), MATT BROOKS (vocals/guitar/programming), KENT BROOKS (bass/ vocals/programming) and THOMAS KARANASOS (drums)–on tour in the following cities:

with 24/7 Spyz, Year Of The Dragon

Fri 9/25 West Hollywood, CA The Viper Room (8pm)

with Creed, Staind:

Fri 10/2 Salt Lake City, UT The “E” Center

Sat 10/3 Englewood, CO The Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Tue 10/6 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

Wed 10/7 Omaha, NE Mid America Center

Fri 10/9 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

Sat 10/10 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

Tue 10/13 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena

Wed 10/14 Nashville, TN Sommet Center

Fri 10/16 Birmingham, AL BJCC

Sat 10/17 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center

Sun 10/18 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena

Tue 10/20 Hidalgo, TX Dodge Arena

with Framing Hanley, Transmit Now:

Sun 10/25 San Antonio, TX Scoutbar

Wed 10/28 Corpus Christi, TX Brewster Street Ice House

Thu 10/29 Dallas, TX Trees

Fri 10/30 Abilene, TX Midnite Rodeo 3

28 Apr
2009
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As LL Cool J said “Don’t call it a comeback” or a reunion. “It’s a renewing and a rebirth. I missed my boys and wanted to create music with them again. We’re all thrilled to have a second chance to make a first impression,” says Creed lead singer Scott Stapp. After five years apart, the band will be back together for a summer tour. Things started rolling last year when Stapp (now looking like one of the dudes from Prison Break) contacted Creed/Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti (more on Alter Bridge in a bit). Stapp was to sing the “National Anthem” at the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando (Florida State beat Wisconsin fyi 42-13) but met with Tremonti at the Hard Rock Hotel before the game. Stapp describes the meeting: “I was nervous, but also excited because I knew Mark would bring nothing but positivity. We exchanged family pictures and within 20 minutes we were jamming on acoustic guitars and talking about new songs.”

Soon afterward, they’d meet up with drummer Scott Phillips and bassist Brian Marshall (both who were in Alter Bridge with Myles Kennedy and Tremonti. More on the ‘Bridge later). “At that meeting we were collectively saying, ‘Hey man, I’m sorry if I hurt you or my choices did anything to cause you any pain. I have nothing but love and forgiveness for you and I hope you can forgive me. It’s all part of the process of reflection and not looking back at the six months out of 10 years that were trying.”

According to Rolling Stone’s Rock Daily, Stapp and Tremonti already have six demos for the new album which they’ll be recording soon in Nashville. If you’re a producer in need of a job, listen up:

“We’re reached out to Brendan O’Brien, Mutt Lange, Bob Rock, Steve Lillywhite and six or seven more,” says Stapp. “We want to put ourselves around the best and have them bring out the best in us and challenge us as artists.” The likely title track is “Full Circle.” “It’s a favorite for all of us,” says Stapp. “It really defines and articulates, melody-wise and lyrically, what’s happened with us. We’ve come full circle and it’s a great place to be. The goal is get release the first single before the tour and have the album come out during the tour or right after.”

Now onto Alter Bridge. On lead singer Myles Kennedy’s Myspace Blog, Myles left the following message:


Many of you are wondering how this Creed reunion tour will affect the future of Alter Bridge. No worries, it won’t. I can assure you that as soon as they finish in October we will move forward.

Contrary to false statements that might lead you to believe otherwise, Alter Bridge continues to be paramount to the four of us.

The guys have my full support. It’s a very complex situation to say the least. It had to be done.

I appreciate the fact that so many of you are concerned about our future. With that said, everything is going to be all right. Alter Bridge’s third record is well on it’s way. The guys will embark on their reunion tour, I will make my record, and then we will carry on.

“Don’t forget we’re here to stay”

All the best

mk

I somehow don’t think that both of these bands will last. Unfortunately for Myles, I think that Alter Bridge might be done. Unless.. Scott Stapp gets a big ego.. again..

Tour dates:

August 6 – Pittsburgh PA
August 8 – Darien Lakes NY
August 9 – Hershey PA
August 11 – Saratoga Springs NY
August 13 – Philadelphia PA
August 15 – Wantagh NY
August 16 – Holmdel NJ
August 18 – Boston MA
August 20 – Hartford, CT
August 21 – Washington DC
August 22 – Virginia Beach VA
August 25 – Detroit MI
August 26 – Cleveland OH
August 28 – Cincinnati OH
August 29 – Indianapolis IN
August 30 – Chicago IL
September 1 – Milwaukee
September 2 – Columbus OH
September 4 – Raleigh NC
September 5 – Charlotte NC
September 11 – Atlanta GA
September 12 – Birmingham AL
September 15 – Orlando FL
September 16 – West Palm Beach FL
September 18 – Lafayette LA
September 19 – New Orleans LA
September 20 – Bossier City LA
September 22 – Dallas TX
September 24 – San Antonio TX
September 25 – Houston TX
September 27 – Las Vegas NV
September 29 – Glendale AZ
September 30 – Irvine CA
October 2 – Salt Lake City UT
October 3 – Denver CO
October 6 – Minneapolis MN
October 7 – Omaha NE
October 9 – Tulsa OK
October 10 – Kansas City MO
October 13 – St Louis MO
October 14 – Nashville TN


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