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Tis the season to be jolly, and all that other merry stuff! What I enjoy about the holidays is getting to finally play my holiday music. I have a vast collection of Holiday music dating back to the classics, the remakes, punk rock/pop/ metal  Christmas collections and much more! Now I have one more to add to my collection and this one is from one of my favorite artists, Joe Perry.

His new four song EP, Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas features a collection of holiday songs features four Christmas classics: White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” and “Run Run Rudolph” with Johnny Depp on rhythm guitar. The EP is available now at Unison’s website or on iTunes. Joe comments about the album, “I have wanted to do a Christmas CD with Aerosmith for years, but it seems we never have the time to record one. When my ROCKS book tour ended, the timing was right–we were in LA with access to a studio with some really talented friends and it all fell together.  I was finally able to record some Christmas classics for the fans.”

Check out more about what Joe Perry says about the holidays:

JOE PERRY TALKS ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS

With so many holiday songs out there, how did you choose these selections? And, why did you choose to record some as instrumentals and others as vocal tracks?

JP:  “The two instrumentals are among the 10 most popular Christmas songs. Almost everyone knows the lyrics to ‘Silent Night’ and ‘White Christmas,’ so we treated them as songs that people could sing along to, while staying close to the classic versions everyone knows. The two vocal songs, ‘Santa’s Back in Town’ and ‘Run Run Rudolph’ are rockers made famous by Elvis and Chuck Berry. They are probably less well known so you would have to hear the lyrics to know they are Christmas songs. They are two of my favorite holiday songs.”

What do the holidays mean to you?

JP:  “It’s a time for the family to get together and try to put the troubles of the world aside for a short while.”

Do you have any annual family holiday traditions?

JP:  “We always open a gift the night before Christmas.  Now that the kids are older, we wake up and have brunch in front of the fire while opening the traditional Christmas stockings–that were handmade by their grandmother–and have hung on the mantle for years.  We take our time opening gifts and do not rip through them, making the day last as long as possible. We usually eat appetizers Christmas Day because we normally have a big Christmas Eve dinner, although it varies from year to year. We usually end up watchingChevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story with our family later in the day.”

You’ve talked a lot about your upbringing in your new book ROCKS, do you have a favorite holiday memory?

JP:  “There was a time after Aerosmith got back together when we were doing almost yearly New Year’s Eve shows. One of my favorite ones was at the Orpheum right before the New Year rang in–we dragged living room furniture onto the stage and brought our wives out and celebrated with our fans.”

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So make sure to pick up the EP and create the perfect holiday soundtrack.

~ Marisol

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British rockers J.O.S. have released their 5 track debut EP that definitely proves that Rock n Roll is ALIVE and thriving. Their energetic sound is here to revitalize rock and with their deep influences from Guns N Roses, Nirvana, and Oasis they are bringing a fresh new sound that is deserving of your attention.  The band consists of four school friends John O’Shea, Rosie Botterill, Anna Thomas and David Clark. Their unwavering passion and determination for music is ready to bring them to the forefront.

Check out their song, Get Up which is off their new selt titled EP

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Make sure to visit their social media sites and we will see if we can bring you an interview with these talented musicians soon.

~ Marisol

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What do you get when you combine the signature power and alluring vocals of Michael Sweet and the amazing guitar shredding of George Lynch, the extraordinary bass action of James Lomenzo and the ever spectacular precision drumming of Brian Tichy? You get an album, a MUST HAVE ALBUM. The new project is called Sweet & Lynch and they are set to release their new album, Only To Rise on January 27th.

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You can be one of the the first to get your hands on this highly anticipated masterpiece by heading over to their Pledge Music page http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/sweetlynch and get your order in. You not only can order their album, but there are lots of other pledges where you can obtain Sweet & Lynch merch, autographed lithograph, signed vinyls and even the Ultimate Fan Pack. There is something for everyone’s budget on there, so check it out and spread the word about Sweet & Lynch.

Check out their song, The Wish and get completely hooked!

I love this track as it brings a fresh new life to the 80’s rock that we all fell in love with without feeling dated. It has a killer guitar solo and vocals that just grab your attention and have you fully engaged with full throttle to rock! This is one sweet rock band that definitely proves Rock n Roll is not dead, far from it with these iconic musicians at the helm.

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. We will see if we can bring you an interview soon too to find out more about Only To Rise and hopefully with the release right around NAMM time, who knows, maybe a show in the works? Fingers crossed!!!

~ Marisol

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Photo Credit: Chad Michael Ward

We have been telling you a lot about The Killing Lights, the new music project by Michael Vampire, widely known for his work as frontman in Vampires Everywhere. The day has finally arrived for the release of their self titled EP and it was definitely worth the wait. The  five-song release was produced & engineered by DJ Black & Michael Vampire, mixed by Erik Ron (Motionless In White, Escape The Fate) and mastered by Sterling Sound NYC.

The EP starts right off with Until I Bleed which delivers a straight up dose of rock n roll, complete with some old school style rock guitar solos and wrapped in a modern hard rock edge. As Michael says about the song,  “Writing this song was liberating for me,I was reminiscing about all the fucked up shit that happened to me over the last five years. Everyone has their breaking point and this was mine. I just started scribbling words down on paper that eventually became the intro and I knew that this song would make an impact and hopefully help people in the same situation.”

The next track takes it even a bit heavier with Barely Breathing and has you swirling in a frenzy of double bass, powerful vocals dancing with harmonies and backing chants. It brings out a strong anthemic feel that will awaken your senses and invigorate you.

Crashing Down is absolutely my favorite track off the EP and I have already found myself compelled to put it on replay for most of the afternoon. It bleeds out passion in a dark haunting way as if your emotions and feelings are being felt captive, a very emotive song for me.

Next up is, Lies Spreading Like Fire which was the first single released off the EP and really made a strong impression on the listeners. It immediately had everyone excited for this new chapter of Music for Michael. They also released an epic video for it.  “I am beyond excited to finally release the ‘Lies Spread Like Fire’ video,” said Michael. “We all fight our own demons from time to time, and this is about standing up after the fight. We wanted to keep it as raw as possible, which I feel we achieved using L.A. street culture as the main storyline and aesthetic. This video is for all the fans and people that have stuck with me this past year. Together we will change everything.”

Check out the new video, Lies Spread Like Fire: 

The EP ends with Conversations and is another musical gem. This track starts off with an ethereal style intro amid backing vocals/screams. The song transcends through a celestial journey that will leave you in anticipation of more new music from The Killing Lights.

Make sure to head over to iTunes here and pick up the new EP. In case you missed our interview with Michael Vampire, you can check it out here:

Be sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol


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The Waterboys from Ireland, have released a new song, November Tale and it really is an amazing new track. The song captures such great beauty and emotion in a romantic tale that brings out a nostalgic vibe. The song reminds me of blend of a couple of my favorite storyteller vocalists, Bob Dylan & Tom Petty yet The Waterboys have their own unique signature sound. It is an infectious soulful track that I have found myself replaying a couple times already.  Check it out here:

The song is off their new album, Modern Blues which is set to release on January 20th via Kobalt. The album was produced by Waterboys leader Mike Scott and mixed by Bob Clearmountain. Although it is the eleventh album for the band, it is the first album to be fully recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.  The album can be pre-ordered by visiting https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/modern-blues/id945388409?ign-mpt=uo%3D4,

Mike Scott comments on the album, “I set out to make a record with an ensemble playing live, to get that performance spirit. It’s how I recorded Fisherman’s Blues.”  

The Waterboys are currently planning a North American tour for 2015 and we look forward to catching them out on the road. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Blind Race from Toronto have just released a lyric video for their song, Hypocrite which is off their new EP, Come and Get It. The song completely will satisfy your need for metal and hard rock. Check out the lyric video here:

Make sure to pick up the EP which you will find yourself cranked up loud! When you first take a listen, they will bring to mind great bands like Godsmack, Soil or Volbeat but then after you listen closer, you can definitely discern their own unique sound shining through. Check out another video which is for Come and Get It. It delivers a heavy one two fierce punch of metal with vocals that grab your attention and make you listen! The double bass drums is like a ticking time bomb pumping adrenaline into your veins. Bad ass track to check out:

Now that you are hooked on Blind Race make sure to pick up their EP.

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Track Listing: Blind Race – Come And Get It

  1. Hypocrite (3:31)
  2. Come And Get It (3:32)
  3. Hopeless (3:18)
  4. Truth Or Dare (4:38)
  5. Gone (1:41)

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. This is one band you will definitely be hearing more from.

~ Marisol

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As we continue with our coverage of last night’s Monster Energy Outbreak Tour stop in Sacramento, I hope you checked out our articles on  Sworn In and Like Moths to Flames. Next up for the night was one of our favorite bands, Crown The Empire. This was the fourth time seeing them this year and they once again delivered a spot on set. They have had quite a busy year with non stop touring and the great success of their latest album release, The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways. It appears with the energy they bring to the stage, there is no slowing down in sight for these guys. They are dedicated to always delivering 150% to each and every show.

They definitely had a strong fan presence in the crowd as you could tell by everyone singing along to each song. They played crowd favorites like Rise of the Runaways, Machines, Bloodline and even finished it off with an amazing performance of The Fallout. They completely rocked the venue and you couldn’t help but be in awe of their cinematic spectacular set. If you walked through those doors not knowing who Crown The Empire was, you left that night with them being your new favorite band. You couldn’t escape the intensity that this band delivered as they had the blood rushing through your veins and left you feeling absolutely alive! This is one band that has successfully breathed the life back into Rock n Roll and added a strong dose of hardcore to insure the right blend that will stand the test of time. Their sound appeals to a wide audience and that is no wonder that their fanbase exponentially grows with each show.

Check out the photos by our Rockin Ryan of their set:

Check the dates below and see if you will be able to catch Crown the Empire on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour.

  • 11/30   West Hollywood, CA                                     House of Blues *
  • 12/02   Salt Lake City, UT                                         In The Venue
  • 12/03   Denver, CO                                                    Ogden Theatre
  • 12/04   Lawrence, KS                                                 Granada Theater
  • 12/05   St. Louis, MO                                                 Ready Room
  • 12/06   Detroit, MI                                                      The Fillmore
  • 12/07   Cincinnati, OH                                                Bogarts
  • 12/08   Chicago, IL                                                     House of Blues
  • 12/10   Cleveland, OH                                               House of Blues
  • 12/11   Baltimore, MD                                               Sound Stage
  • 12/12   Philadelphia, PA                                            Theater of Living Arts
  • 12/13   New York, NY                                              Irving Plaza (Early Show)
  • 12/13   New York, NY                                              Irving Plaza (Late Show)
  • 12/14   Boston, MA                                                   House of Blues

In case you missed our chat with David and Brandon before their performance at Warped Tour, check it out here:

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Need more of a Crown The Empire Fix?  I will leave you with some videos from the set last night as well as Rockin Ryan photos from their Warped Tour set. Enjoy!

 

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