It is with immense pleasure to announce that The Melvins – the indisputable and infamous leaders in the realm of all things weirdly wonderful yet uncompromisingly rockin’ and heavy – will return to Europe for a series of dates this summer. These shows will follow the upcoming release of "Basses Loaded" (June 3, Ipecac Recordings), which appropriately features not one, but six different bass players. The tour line up will feature Buzz, Dale and Steve McDonald and sees the trio kick off proceedings as the Saturday headliners of Temples Festival in Bristol (UK) then heading through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and France before returning to the UK. The full list of dates can be found below:
MELVINS EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR 2016
04/06/2016 – Temples Festival – Bristol, UK
05/06/2016 – De Kreun – Kortrijk, BE
06/06/2016 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
07/06/2016 – Logo – Hamburg, DE
08/06/2016 – Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, DK
09/06/2016 – Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
10/06/2016 – Bla – Oslo, NO
11/06/2016 – Babel – Malmo, SE
13/06/2016 – Postbahnhof – Berlin, DE
14/06/2016 – UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
15/06/2016 – Underground – Cologne, DE
16/06/2016 – TBD – Paris, FR
17/06/2016 – Hellfest – Clisson, FR
19/06/2016 – Koko – London, UK
20/06/2016 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
21/06/2016 – Art School – Glasgow, UK
22/06/2016 – The Rainbow – Birmingham, UK
On "Basses Loaded" Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover joined by Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Big Business’ Jared Warren, Mr. Bungle/Fantomas’ Trevor Dunn (aka Melvins Lite) and Crover swapping the drum kit for bass in the Melvins 1983 iteration. You can check out three new tracks from the upcoming release, firstly the inclusion of the band’s own version of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” (the album’s nod to baseball is a natural one with Buzz and Dale often spotted at games across the US). New tracks “Hideous Woman” and “War Pussy” are also available for streaming, both featuring Steve McDonald on bass duty. Pre-orders are available now via the Ipecac webstore, Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes. Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of “Hideous Woman” and “War Pussy".
"Basses Loaded" track listing:
1. The Decay of Lying (Steve McDonald)
2. Choco Plumbing (Jared Warren)
3. Beer Hippie (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
4. I Want To Tell You (Steve McDonald)
5. Captain Come Down (JD Pinkus)
6. Hideous Woman (Steve McDonald)
7. Shaving Cream (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
8. Planet Distructo (Trevor Dunn, aka Melvins Lite line-up)
9.War Pussy (Steve McDonald)
10. Maybe I Am Amused (Krist Novoselic)
11. Phyllis Dillard (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
12. Take Me Out To The Ballgame (Dale Crover, aka Melvins 1983 line-up)
When the producers of LaconiaFest set out to create the most iconic music experience of all time in New Hampshire, they had one name on the list. Steven Tyler. Now, LaconiaFest have announced that legendary music icon Steven Tyler is set to perform on the main stage of the motorcycle music festival on June 15, 2016. Tyler will take the stage at LaconiaFest backed by his Nashville-based band, Loving Mary.
A beloved staple in New Hampshire, Tyler has a long-time connection to the area. In addition to spending his childhood summers in Lake Sunapee, it is where he met the members of the Joe Perry Jam Band, which later evolved into Aerosmith.
One of music's most recognizable and dynamic performers, Tyler has been cited by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest singers of all time." Tyler and Aerosmith have sold more than 150 million records worldwide and he has won four GRAMMY® Awards, six American Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and an Emmy® Award. Tyler is currently working on his highly-anticipated solo album that is scheduled to be released this summer on Big Machine Label Group's Dot Records. His critically-acclaimed single, "Red, White, & You" is available now.
Tyler also has a love for motorcycles, making him a natural fit for the festival. In September 2007, Tyler launched a line of custom motorcycles, now named Dirico Motorcycles, and is a co-founder and partner of the motorcycle brand.
"We couldn't be more proud of Steven Tyler's homecoming to the state of New Hampshire for LaconiaFest," says Tyler Glover, co-producer of LaconiaFest. "Fans in this area grew up listening to Tyler's iconic voice several times a day on the radio, and they are even more eager to see him perform in person."
Tickets for the June 15th Steven Tyler show will be announced and go on sale soon via www.laconiafest.com.
LaconiaFest Ticket Information:
Tickets for four of the nine LaconiaFest concert dates are on sale now, giving you access to over 50 performing artists - with more to come during the remaining five dates! LaconiaFest VIP Pit and VIP Tower tickets will be available for purchase within the coming weeks, delivering next level festival status including the best views, expedited entry and VIP perks to be announced soon. All General Admission, VIP Tower and VIP Pit tickets include "all-day" in and out access to the LaconiaFest attractions and facilities for that day.
GA ticket prices range from $30 to $70, and VIP PIT and VIP Tickets start at $100. Get your tickets now via www.LaconiaFest.com or www.TicketGalaxy.com and stay tuned for more information on tickets for the remaining five dates, coming soon!
LaconiaFest is sponsored by Ticket Galaxy, Stoli Vodka and Monster Energy.
For more information, visit www.LaconiaFest.com.
As part of their Nothing Greater Than Love campaign to lend their voices for those who are making a positive difference to the world, Sister Sledge perform We Are Family
The iconic all female music group Sister Sledge recently supported the Blue Star Families, a group of military spouses who provide free resources, services, and opportunities to family members of military personnel, with a special performance of We Are Family at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC. The unique event honoured the exceptional Americans who have gone above and beyond to help military families as well as the brave service men and women.
The special visit was part of Sister Sledge’s Nothing Is Greater Than Love brand and is intended to show support for those who go beyond their remit to help others.
The Blue Star Families began in 2009, when a group of military spouses joined together to make a difference to the lives of military families. They realised the struggle and issues that the families dealt with on a daily basis and saw a need to create a platform for military families to join forces with the general public to help and address the challenges of military life. Blue Star Families now has 150,000 members and over 35 communities and chapters around the world. Their programs and services reach more than 1.5 million military families every year.
At the event, Joy Roulette won the 2016 Blue Star Neighbour Award, for setting up a network of people to deliver weekly meals and supportive notes for her and her children while her husband, Air Force Master Sargent MSGT Chris Cekovsky, was deployed. This story resonates with the message Sister Sledge embody in the soon to be released track, ‘WAMOW’ (Women Are Music Of the World), whereby women are encouraged to embrace their intelligence, beauty and show their love for others.
Speaking about the event, Sister Sledge said: "It was an absolute honour to be a part of such a rewarding experience. It's given us a new found respect for the men and women of the military, who risk their lives so that we may freely live ours.
All of these people are working together to support one another to make a global difference and this is exactly the message we would like to be a part of and demonstrate through our brand Nothing Is Greater Than Love and with our music."
WAMOW releases on 29th May 2016.
“Too Far,” the new single from hard rock band Romantic Rebel just premiered on Revolver.com. The track is off of their forthcoming EP to be released early Summer 2016 and is available for purchase at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/too-far-single/id1088892392. In addition to the premiere, the band has announced a North American Summer tour with Smile Empty Soul that begins on July 14th in Joplin, MO and concludes September 14th in St. George, UT.
The band is currently in the studio with Grammy nominated producer, Johnny K (Disturbed, Pop Evil, Sevendust, 3 Doors Down, Megadeth, Machine Head, Nonpoint, etc.) where work has begun on their sophomore album.
"This EP is very special to us. Alex and I wrote these songs from the heart; about past experiences and struggles. That said, we were very attached to them and didn't want to see them change. Johnny, being the multi talented producer that he is, helped us take the songs we thought couldn't get any better, to a whole new level. It's amazing how a simple change in melody can make me feel even more emotional about a song than I had felt previously." says KT Paige.
The video was shot Chicago by Frank Grumeretz / Turning Point Productions.
Video can be seen here: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/romantic-rebel-premiere-new-music-video-too-far.html
Tour Dates with Smile Empty Soul:
7/14/2016 Guitars Rock 'n' Country Bar Joplin MO
7/15/2016 Fubar St. Louis MO
7/16/2016 Outland Ballroom Springfield MO
7/19/2016 Open Chord Knoxville TN
7/20/2016 Hard Rock Café Louisville Louisville KY
7/22/2016 Oddbodys Dayton OH
7/23/2016 Six Pence Pub Parkersburg WV
7/24/2016 The Gin Mill Northampton PA
7/26/2016 Mac's Bad Art Bar Syracuse NY
7/27/2016 Pineapple Jack's Rochester NY
7/28/2016 The Outpost Kent OH
7/29/2016 The Music Factory Battle Creek MI
7/30/2016 The Machine Shop Flint MI
7/31/2016 Long Shot Rock Falls IL
8/2/2016 Top Fuel Saloon Braidwood IL
8/3/2016 District Bar & Grill Rockford IL
8/4/2016 H.O.M.E Bar Arlington Heights IL
8/5/2016 Q&Z Expo Center Ringle WI
8/6/2016 The Venue Dubuque IA
8/7/2016 The Metal Grill Cudahy WI
8/9/2016 Opinion Brewing Company Newport MN
8/10/2016 Bigs Sports Bar & Billiards Sioux Falls SD
8/12/2016 The Afterlife Lounge Algona IA
8/13/2016 Shamrocks Omaha NE
8/14/2016 The Voodoo Lounge at Harrahs Kansas City MO
8/16/2016 The Vanguard Tulsa OK
8/18/2016 The Rail Club Fort Worth TX
8/19/2016 Clicks Tyler TX
8/20/2016 18th Street Pier San Leon TX
8/21/2016 BFE Rock Club Houston TX
8/23/2016 Boneshakers Corpus Christi TX
8/24/2016 The Patio at La Nueve Luna Abilene TX
8/25/2016 Backstage Lubbock Lubbock TX
8/26/2016 Lowbrow Palace El Paso TX
8/27/2016 The Co-op Albuquerque NM
8/28/2016 Sunshine Studios Live Colorado Springs CO
8/30/2016 City Hall Events Venue Denver CO
9/2/2016 Z Bar Spearfish SD
9/3/2016 Rock Point Bismarck ND
9/4/2016 Bernie's Esquire Club Dickinson ND
9/6/2016 Pub Station Billings MT
9/9/2016 Studio Seven Seattle WA
9/10/2016 The Pin Spokane WA
9/11/2016 Faultline North Bozeman MT
9/14/2016 Firehouse Bar Saint George UT
International pop icon P!nk is set to release “Just Like Fire” from Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming feature film Alice Through The Looking Glass on April 15th through all digital providers via RCA Records / Walt Disney Records. The track, which is the first single from P!nk in 3 years, will impact at radio on April 18th and a music video directed by Dave Meyers will debut in early May.
“Just Like Fire” was co-written by P!nk, Max Martin, Shellback and Oscar Holter and produced by Martin, Shellback and Holter specifically for the film. This is the first time P!nk has written an original song for a live action feature film. “Just Like Fire” will appear in the film and on the motion picture soundtrack from Walt Disney Records featuring score from four-time Academy Award® nominee Danny Elfman.
Earlier this year, P!nk recorded a cover version of the iconic song “White Rabbit” for the film’s marketing campaign (watch here).
Alice Through The Looking Glass is an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories which stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. The film opens in U.S. theatres on May 27, 2016.
About The Film:
In Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll. The producers are Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton. John G. Scotti serves as executive producer. Alice Through the Looking Glass reunites the cast from the 2010 worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas and Helena Bonham Carter and introduces new characters played by Rhys Ifans and Sacha Baron Cohen. Also back are the talented voices of Alan Rickman (R.I.P.), Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Barbara Windsor and Paul Whitehouse, and they are joined by Matt Vogel.
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