Uber Rock doesn't do things like anyone else - you should know this by now. Never missing a chance to kick convention upside the head we present to you the all-new, and bloody great, Uber Rock Is Killing Music shirt!
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Signed copies of 'Before The Chop: LA Weekly Articles 2011 - 2012', the new book from HENRY ROLLINS, have been made available from this location.
As suggested by the title, this new book collects the first one hundred articles that Rollins wrote for the LA Weekly, and includes an interview that Henry undertook with Nick Cave around the time of the release of 'Grinderman II'.
"For reasons of space, the Weekly must often slightly truncate the pieces and also sees fit to change the name of the piece. So, what you read there isn’t always what I sent them. This is one of the reasons I wanted to put this book out. Also, knowing there are a lot of people out there without the time to go to some website and read something every week, I thought it would be a good idea to have the articles all in one place.
I hope you enjoy the book and thank you.
Watch Henry discuss the new book on the video below:
"Finally: The long awaited documentary about SEPULTURA’s incredible journey from Brazil to the world. Filmmaker Otavio Juliano has been following SEPULTURA for the better part of 2010-2013, a time of tension and triumph for the band, as they toured and recorded their album Kairos. Nothing has been off-limits. This amazing story will go through SEPULTURA’s history, myths, conflicts, personnel changes and struggles with the Internet economy in the early 2000s as well interviews and rare footage. This documentary is certain to bring fans closer to the band they love.
About 50% of the film has been shot so far. We have witnessed this historic band experiencing wrenching transformations and unprecedented growth. We opened SEPULTURA's vault and dig into the best rare and unseen footage of the last 30 years. We will see them at their most vulnerable and human, and also as idols of the heavy metal genre. Those elements make the overall film an uncommonly powerful statement.
OTAVIO JULIANO, award-winner director and writer, studied Film, Tv and New Media at UCLA. Co-founder of InterFace Filmes along with producer Luciana Ferraz in Los Angeles and São Paulo. He has directed many documentaries, videoclips, and TV shows, most notably the award winning documentary The Music Tree (A Árvore da Música). For that, he received the Annual Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film presented by the Environmental Film Festival in the Washington, DC. The film was officially selected for more than 20 film festivals around the world and received awards in Brazil, Portugal and in the US. Otavio Juliano also expanded InterFace Filmes into audiovisual production for Broadway musicals in Brazil, including video projections and video set design such as Evita, considered the best musical of 2011, The Wizard of Oz and more recently Hello Dolly!
Our goal is to make this full length documentary film to raise the most money, breaking all of the sites’ records in the documentary category.
We want the film to premiere in 2014. For that, InterFace Filmes has already put down the first $100,000.00 to get production going as we have been on the road for the last 3 years with the band.
We are starting Kickstarter at $100,000,00 just to cover some of the production trips, crew, equipment, rights, image releases, taxes, among others, but our ULTIMATE goal is to raise about $1,000,000.00 to cover the remainder of the production. Anticipated outlays include travel expenses for interviews with former band members and music biz luminaries, as well as all the post production costs, including killer graphics and global distribution to the broadest possible extent.
If we raise more than $1 MILLION we might even be able to make part of the movie in 3D. 30 years of SEPULTURA in 3D? WHY NOT?
So, let’s get this going right now! We only have 30 days!"
THE ESTABLISHMENT, managed by former Aston Villa legend Dion Dublin, have released a new single called 'Jennifer Jones', which is available now.
The single is taken from the band's forthcoming album, set for a June release.
The Establishment are a Nottingham based band formed in 2006 by guitarist John Burns and drummer Steven Landon; they were quickly joined by vocalist Stephen ‘Hobbo’ Hobster, bass guitarist Neil Jacks and guitarist Stuart Landon. The band came together with the collective ambition to write and perform their own music, which has proved to be a great decision as the band have enjoyed huge success in both the UK and Ireland, and have a fan base that stretches to different corners of the globe.
Over the past few years the band have built up an extensive repertoire of original material resulting in the recording of their debut EP 'Last One Home' which sold out within a short period of time.
The Establishment released their debut single 'Be That Way' and achieved lots of profile, including plays on Capital FM, BBC radio 5 live, BBC’s radio Derby, Northampton, Birmingham, Stoke, Mansfield, BRMB Birmingham, Touch FM, Talksport, BBC 606, Colin Murray’s Fighting Talk and TV appearances on BBC Question of Sport, Sky Sports, ESPN Talk of the Terrace (live in the studio and a live performance at the 2011 F.A. cup final). Accompanying the single is the music video which has cameo roles from some legendary ex-international England players and a well known soap star.
The band have recently joined forces with ex professional footballer Dion Dublin who is now in place as the band's full time manager which has since seen them go from strength to strength, with tour dates with Status Quo, Ocean Colour Scene, Cast and performances on radio alongside acts such as Badly Drawn Boy, Toploader, Annie Mac, Starsailor and The Futureheads, also with festival appearances at Latitude, Reading and Leeds.
It was while touring with Ocean Colour Scene that the band managed to capture the services of OCS and Paul Weller guitarist Steve Cradock into co-producing and performing on their debut album alongside renowned producer Matt Terry (The Enemy, One Night Only, The Noisettes) with the album due to be released in June, after single releases in April and May.
Fresh from owning venues around the UK on their first ever headline tour, Fearless Vampire Killers are pleased to announce that they will be joining Madina Lake as Special Guests on their Farewell Tour of the UK this Autumn.
“Madina Lake are a band that have had their trials and come through the other side, we love them and I’m sure there's loads we can learn from them. We’re super stoked to be part of this!” says Laurence Beveridge on supporting their fellow concept rockers.
The tour Kicks off on September the 20th in Dublin, Ireland and hits up 25 different towns and cities before finishing at The Garage in London on October 23rd. Co-vocalist Kier Kemp has summed it up by saying, "This tour is going to be next level awesome! I love the idea of going everywhere and Ireland will be a first for us. Each place has its own story and we're going to make sure that everyone who comes to a show goes away with something new to think about!"
Madina Lake - Farewell UK tour 2013
September 20th Dublin, Academy 22nd Cardiff, ClubIFORBACH 23rd Exeter, The Cavern 24th Bristol, The Fleece 25th Oxford, O2 Academy 2 27th Gloucester, Guild Hall 28th Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms 29th Coventry, Kasbah 30th Birmingham, Institute
October 2nd Leicester, 02 Academy 2 3rd Stoke, Sugar Mill 4th Wrexham, Central Station 5th Liverpool, 02 Academy 2 6th Manchester, NQ Live 8th Leeds, Cockpit 9th Newcastle, Newcastle University 10th Glasgow, King Tuts 12th York, Fibbers 13th Sheffield, Corporation 15th Lincoln, Tokyo 16th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 17th Colchester, Arts Centre 18th Folkstone, Quarterhouse 19th Tunbridge Wells, The Forum 20th Guildford, Boiler Room 22nd Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms 23rd London, Garage
HUNTRESS will release their new album on June 28th in Europe and July 2nd in North America via Napalm Records.
Entitled 'Starbound Beast', the album is the band's follow-up to last year's debut full-length, 'Spell Eater'.
The band recorded the album at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, California, with producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front), with cover art once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon), who did the 'Spell Eater' cover.
Huntress will support the album's release by joining the likes of Machine Head and Battlecross on the Jagermeister Stage of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The tour kicks off June 29 in San Bernardino, California, and runs through August 4 in Dallas, Texas.
RICHIE SCARLET, the vocalist/guitarist who has played with the likes of Ace Frehley, Sebastian Bach and Mountain, has released a video for the song 'Without Your Love' - watch the video below.
The song is taken from Scarlet's newest album, 'I Plead The Fifth', which is available from his official website - www.richiescarletmusic.com - and from www.cdbaby.com where previews of the album tracks can also be heard.
Known worldwide as 'The Emperor of Rock and Roll', Richie Scarlet has played guitar and toured with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss from the legendary band KISS, appearing on both their solo albums. He has also preformed with Sebastian Bach, the Alice Cooper Group, and played bass with Mountain for many tours. His solo career boasts seven critically acclaimed CDs as well as DVDs. His most recent projects include his live performance, 'Live In Japan', filmed at the ESP Center in Tokyo, and the 5th Avenue Vampires CD with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and orginal Alice Cooper bassist Dennis Dunaway.
Richie is also known for his production skills. He has produced bands including the Chesterfield Kings, Dez Cadena of the Misfits and dozens of other artists. Although Richie's main instrument is lead guitar and vocals, he also plays eight other instruments including all keyboards, bass, drums and nearly any other stringed instrument on the planet.
SKINDRED have revealed the title of their forthcoming album. Speaking to Metal Hammer, the band announced that 'Kill The Power' will be the title of the new record, the band's fifth.
"'Kill The Power is our fifth studio album. We are more than excited to unleash this Skindred bomb on the world! 'Kill The Power' is for all them that are sick of being the underdog, and wanna step up and destroy all those who oppress and hold them down! Use this album as a backdrop to overcome and take your life back! We ain’t fighting the power no more – we are definitely killing it!!"
Skindred frontman Webbe also features on the new single/video from RuN RiOT. Watch the video for 'Kill Them', taken from the 'Upon Your Enemy' EP below.
The video is directed by Dan Shipton whose impressive production CV includes The Olympic Opening & Closing Ceremonies, the Take That Tour & The Mercury Music Prize. The video was skilfully filmed in one continuous shot on the busy streets of Brick Lane in London's East End so it is a complete one off! With a live sound reminiscent of tour sell-out act The Prodigy, it will come as little surprise that Essex born RuN RiOT actually went to the same school as Liam Howlett & has been heavily influenced by the band from an early age.
RECKLESS LOVE, the Finnish rockers who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, release their brand new single/video, ‘Night On Fire’, today via Spinefarm Records. The song is taken from their upcoming third studio album (title yet to be revealed), which sees the four pushing their signature blend of sleaze-rock riffs and huge commercial choruses to even greater heights…
Frontman Olli Herman says:
“‘Night On Fire’ is the pure essence of Reckless Love; a deceitfully catchy tune with an awesome big sing-along chorus and a fierce guitar solo. It embodies all of our biggest ’80s influences from KISS and Van Halen to Def Leppard and Europe. ‘Night On Fire’ also has this exotic Shakira-esque groove to it, which'll make you dance, or if dancing ain't your cup of tea, nod your head until you break your neck!”
The video for 'Night On Fire' - watch it below - was shot over consecutive nights in the Canary Islands following a full week in Las Palmas, “lazing around, taking it easy, enjoying cold beer and hot weather,” according to Olli – it’s alright for some!
Production credits include award-winning film director Marko Mäkilaakso (known for both his music videos and his feature-length films, such as ‘Deadly Descent’, ‘War Of The Dead’, etc.), cinematographer Juge Heikkilä, and producer Teemu Virta for Twisted Films Inc.
“We all have active and vivid imaginations, but we wanted to keep things pretty simple for the video – we're portrayed as a demonic product of Baron Samedi, a spirit god of Haitian Voodoo. This is the ‘dark side’ of Reckless Love... hahaha (evil, yet sarcastic laugh)…”
A full UK headline tour is scheduled for the autumn of 2013, with selected festival appearances also being discussed. Previously, Reckless Love have appeared at the Download and Firefest events over here, as well as headlining tours, playing London residencies, touring with Black Veil Brides and releasing such irresistible singles/videos as ‘Beautiful Bomb’, ‘Romance’ and ‘Hot’.
Here's a good idea. How about parting with some cash in exchange for some top notch rock 'n' roll and helping out an excellent cause at the same time?
Let me explain: Role Models have a new single out and if you pop along to the link below you can buy it for the stupidly low sum of £5; But wait! You not only get the single, you also get the debut EP as well! That's seven songs for £5!
All the money will not go to the band to waste on rock and roll lifestyles, instead it will be handed over, every last penny, to support the North London branch of the National Autistic Society which is very close to the band's hearts.
Just think of the warm glow you'll get inside knowing that you helped out such a great cause and in return you get a big bunch of excellent music.
Don't think about it or do it later - Do it now! You know it makes sense.
VINTAGE TROUBLE are set to release a brand new single, 'Pelvis Pusher', on the 8th July 2013. The single is the perfect showcase of the band – driving rhythms, overlaid with the guitar work of Nalle Colt and the unique vocal style of the explosive frontman Ty Taylor.
The band recently performed the song live on Jay Leno’s Show in the USA. See the performance here:
The single will available digitally and on 7” vinyl.
To tie in with the bands 2013 live shows, Vintage Trouble will be digitally releasing 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions (Encore Edition)'. This takes the standard album and adds exclusive tracks 'Pelvis Pusher', 'Run Like The River', 'Total Strangers' (LIVE) and a video of 'Pelvis Pusher'.
2011 saw Vintage Trouble explode onto the UK music scene – releasing their debut album 'The Bomb Shelter Sessions' to widespread critical acclaim and touring the UK relentlessly – appearing at Hard Rock Calling, Wireless festival and supporting Bon Jovi amongst other highlights. The end of 2011 saw the band pick up the “Best New Band” award at the Classic Rock awards and vocalist Ty Taylor invited by Brian May to sing at Freddy Mercury’s 65th Birthday celebrations. 2012 saw the band continuing to build on their fearsome live reputation with multiple headline and festival appearances across the UK and Europe.
The band tour relentlessly and consistently impress with what Singer Ty Taylor calls Vintage Trouble’s “primitive soul.” He says: “It’s raw, naked and hard-hitting – 1950s Rhythm and Blues music with the balls abandonment of late ’60s rock ‘n’ roll. We are blown away nightly by how deeply the folks throw themselves into our party ” This live connection has led to the band having a huge and active fanbase – dubbed “The Troublemakers”.
Late 2012 saw the band supporting the Who across the USA. The Who have invited them to play their UK run this June. The band will also be playing a series of headline shows, festival appearances and supporting The Rolling Stones (in July)
Full dates are below (headline shows in bold)
June Sat 8th Jun - The O2, Dublin, Supporting The Who Sun 9th Jun - Whelans, Dublin Mon 10th Jun - Odyssey, Belfast, Supporting The Who Wed 12th Jun - SECC, Glasgow, supporting the Who Thurs 13th Jun - ABC, Glasgow Sat 15th Jun - The O2, London, Supporting The Who Sun 16th Jun - The O2, London, Supporting The Who Mon 17th Jun - The Electric Brixton, London Tues 18th Jun - Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Supporting The Who Thurs 20th Jun - Metro Arena, Newcastle, Supporting The Who Thurs 20th Jun - Northumbria University (late show) Sat 22nd Jun - Fibbers, York Sun 23rd Jun - Manchester Arena, Supporting The Who Mon 24th Jun - Trinity, Bristol Tues 25th Jun - Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Supporting The Who Wed 26th Jun - Glee Club, Cardiff Fri 28th Jun - LG Arena, Birmingham, Supporting The Who Sat 29th Jun - Avalon Stage, Glastonbury, UK FESTIVAL Sun 30th Jun - Echo Arena, Liverpool, Supporting The Who
July Mon 8th Jul - Wembley Arena, London, Supporting The Who Sat 13th Jul - Hyde Park, London. Main stage supporting the Rolling Stones
Fresh from their Uber Rock endorsed UK tour Rotherham rockers GOAT LEAF have confirmed a pair of UK shows in May.
On Friday, May 3rd the band will be main support to Occult/Doom merchants Pombagira at the Asylum 2 in Birmingham. Then, on Friday May 17th the band will support rising metal band The Fallen at The Corporation, Sheffield.
RIVAL SONS have released a video for their latest single, 'Wild Animal', compiled from footage sent in from their fans.
The band, who recently returned home from a near sell-out European headlining tour, held a competition asking their fans around the world to send in clips of their own creative interpretations of the song. The winning entries were chosen by the band and put together to make the official fan video.
RIVAL SONS drummer MICHAEL MILEY comments:
"So check it out. Before our recent European tour, we asked our fans to submit 20 sec clips for the song 'Wild Animal' off our latest album 'Head Down'. What a riot it was going through these! Now, we present to you the culmination of our fans' (all your!) hard work and creativity on the 'Official Wild Animal Fan Clip'. We're always interested in encouraging creativity and so many of our fans worldwide totally put real time and effort into these clips; the entries were awesome and far exceeded our expectations! Yo! Rival 'Sons and Daughters': you've outdone yourselves! We're gonna have to set the bar higher for the next one haha! We want to thank you all for the entries, and also all your support on our recent European tour - man, you guys are awesome."
Watch the official 'Wild Animal' fan video below.
See RIVAL SONS live at the following shows:
Jun. 08 - Kivenlahti, Finland - Kivenlahti Rock Jun. 14 - Bergen, Norway - Bergenfest Jun. 15 - Oslo, Norway - Norwegian Wood festival Jun. 16 - Castle Donington, UK - Download festival
Cooper will team up with Marilyn Manson for a summer tour dubbed the 'Masters of Madness' US tour - confirmed dates are:
June 3 - Morrisson, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre 6 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre 7 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheater 8 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center 10 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 13 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 15 - Montebello, QC - Montebello Marina 17 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion 18 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Performing Arts Center 20 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE 25 - St. Charles, MO - Family Arena 28 - Rockford, IL - BMO Harris Bank Center