Monday, 31 August 2015

Magnus Karlsson's Freefall Kingdom Of Rock

Frontiers Music Srl will release the sophomore album from MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREEFALL, "Kingdom Of Rock", on November 6.
Magnus Karlsson is the mastermind behind several Frontiers Music Srl productions, including the successful initial ALLEN/LANDE trilogy, STARBREAKERBOB CATLEYKISKE/SOMERVILLE and several others. In 2008, he joined the German heavy metal icons PRIMAL FEAR and with them has toured the world and recorded three successful albums that climbed high on the charts in several countries.
For this new album — aptly titled "Kingdom Of Rock" — Magnus enlisted again a dream team featuring some of the strongest melodic singers in metal and hard rock! Magnus says: "I didn't plan to make a second FREEFALL album at first but one album wasn't enough for my wish list of singers… so after the summer last year, I started on some ideas. Without pressure or a deadline… just for fun. So I started to look at the list with singers and thought if can I get these guys on board, I will work harder than ever before to make the best album I could. I wanted not only some of the best singers I ever heard, but singers that meant a lot to me and that have given me inspiration. For example: Tony Martin and Joe Lynn Turner… I grew up with their music and that made me the musician I am today. It feels unreal to make music with them now!"
The final list includes Tony Harnell (SKID ROW, TNT, STARBREAKER), Rick Altzi (MASTERPLAN, AT VANCE), David Readman (PINK CREAM 69, VOODOO CIRCLE), Jorn LandeJakob Samuel (THE POODLES), Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DEEP PURPLE), Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), Harry Hess (HAREM SCAREM) and Rebecca De La Motte. Rounding out the lineup on the album is Jaime Salazar on drums, with production duties handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, AMARANTHE, PRETTY MAIDS).
Magnus says: "There is a lot more work in this album. Normally, I don't throw away good ideas. This time I skipped great ideas and replaced it with something better.
"I don't want to do the same thing over and over. I want to do something better. I also had a bigger budget for the production and was able to work in great studios.
"Jacob Hansen did a fantastic job with the mix and mastering and the sound is just what I always wanted.
"This is not about having big names on the album, this is simply about making the best music I possibly can for the best singers I know!"
"Kingdom Of Rock" track listing:
01. Kingdom Of Rock (Jorn Lande, vocals)
02. Out Of The Dark (Jakob Samuel, vocals)
03. No Control (Joe Lynn Turner, vocals)
04. When The Sky Falls (Tony Martin, vocals)
05. Angel Of The Night (David Readman, vocals)
06. I Am Coming For You (Magnus Karlsson, vocals)
07. Another Life (Rick Altzi, vocals)
08. Never Look Away (Tony Harnell, vocals)
09. A Heart So Cold (Harry Hess, vocals)
10. The Right Moment (Rebecca De La Motte, vocals)
11. Walk This Road Alone (Magnus Karlsson, vocals)


Friday, 28 August 2015

Joe Bonamassa Live At Radio City Music Hall due out on 2nd October 2015




In January 2015, Joe Bonamassa took the iconic Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall for the first time for a sold-out, two-night run that allowed him to fulfill his lifelong dream of performing in one of the world’s most legendary venues. On October 2, 2015, Bonamassa will share this experience with fans and music lovers around the world with Joe Bonamassa – Live At Radio City Music Hallas a DVD + CD set, Blu-Ray + CD set and 2 LP vinyl + MP3 download on Provogue in the UK.
The set features over 75 minutes of music, two newly recorded songs, nine unreleased live tracks, over 2.5 hours of live footage, a special 45-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, a 40-page collector’s book with exclusive photos, and a sneak peek into Bonamassa’s childhood home and musical heritage. Everything is presented in a beautifully designed package.

With this career-defining moment, Bonamassa joined hundreds of legendary entertainers who have graced the same stage, from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, Liberace, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ray Charles and BB King to Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Billy Crystal, The Eurythmics, Barry Manilow, Liza Minnelli, Sting, and many others. Bonamassa couldn’t be more thrilled, and more humbled, to be in the company of these icons.

Photo Credit: Christie Goodwin

"I am extremely honored by a lot of things in my career, but honestly, as a born New Yorker, getting the opportunity to play the world’s premier concert theater will always be something I look back on and cherish. Thank you to the ten thousand people that came out over those two nights. It was a great honor,” said Bonamassa.

Photo Credit: Christie Goodwin

These shows were the culmination and the finale of Bonamassa’s special half acoustic/half electric tour, which he showcased around the world for the past year and half. The first set has Bonamassa playing alongside the acoustic band “The Huckleberries” from his #1 Billboard CD/DVD An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House (Irish fiddler Gerry O’Connor, nyckelharpa and mandola master Mats Wester, keyboardist Reese Wynans, and percussionist Lenny Castro). He then shifts into electric mode for the second set with his regular touring band (bassist Carmine Rojas, keyboardist Reese Wynans, drummer Tal Bergman, trumpeter Lee Thornburg, trombonist Nick Lane, and saxophonist Paulie Cerra).

Photo Credit: Christie Goodwin

About Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is located in the heart of New York City and is the largest and most iconic music theatre in the world. Home to the Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular and known as the ultimate destination for the brightest and the best, Radio City Music Hall has shown some of America’s most popular entertainers such as Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles. With sweeping arches, high ceilings, and a large golden stage curtain Radio City Music Hall has some of the most elegant architecture in addition to the three shallow mezzanines that ensure optimum viewing from every seat.

  1. 1. I Can't Be Satisfied
  2. 2. One Less Cross To Bear
  3. 3. Living On The Moon
  4. 4. I Gave Up Everything For You, 'Cept The Blues
  5. 5. Dust Bowl
  6. 6. Trouble Town 
  7. 7. Still Water    
  8. 8. Different Shades Of Blue
  9. 9. Happier Times
  10. 10. Never Give All Your Heart
  11. 11. Hidden Charms 
  12. 12. Love Ain't A Love Song
  13. 13. So, What Would I Do?
  1. 1. Bite The Big Apple (titles)  
  2. 2. Dust Bowl
  3. 3.Trouble Town
  4. 4. Still Water    
  5. 5. Different Shades Of Blue
  6. 6. The Huckleberries - Introducing the acoustic band
  7. 7. Black Lung Heartache
  8. 8. Happier Times
  9. 9. Never Give All Your Heart
  10. 10. Hidden Charms
  11. 11. Living On The Moon
  12. 12. I Can't Be Satisfied
  13. 13. Double Trouble
  14. 14. One Less Cross To Bear    
  15. 15. Love Ain't A Love Song
  16. 16. Introducing the Electric Band
  17. 17. "Happy Birthday Mom!"
  18. 18. I Gave Up Everything For You, 'Cept The Blues
  19. 19. So, What Would I Do?
Bonus Featurette:
1. Bite The Big Apple - (behind-the-scenes) 45 minutes

Photo Credit: Christie Goodwin



Don’t miss Joe Bonamassa on tour in the UK this October. Tickets are on sale from the following venues or can be booked online from, and
Bonamassa will perform songs from his classic albums including Sloe GinDust Bowl,The Ballad of John HenryDriving Towards The Daylight(the latter reached #2 in the Official UK Album Chart 2012), and his critically acclaimed 2014 album Different Shades of Blue.

Chantel McGregor adds six December concerts to UK tour

Photo Credit: © Ian Stafford

In addition to her September and October UK tour dates, Chantel McGregor has just added six new December concerts to her 2015 tour.  The December gigs include Ripley Town Hall (Dec 12), Newcastle Cluny (Dec 13), Morecambe Platform(Dec 14), Leeds Brudenell Social Club (Dec 15), Bristol Tunnels (Dec 16) and Derby Flowerpot (Dec 17)

 Chantel McGregor will release her highly anticipated new album, Lose Control, on Friday 9th October 2015 on her independent boutique label Tis Rock Music. The new album is the follow up to her critically acclaimed 2011 debut solo album, Like No Other.


Ripley, Town Hall
Saturday 12th December 2015
Tickets: £15.00
Ripley Town Hall, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 3AX

Newcastle, The Cluny
Sunday 13th December 2015 Box Office: 0191 230 4474
Tickets: £13.00
36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Morecambe, The Platform
Monday 14th December 2015
Box Office:  01472 349222
Tickets: £13.00
Old Station Buildings, Marine Rd W, Morecambe LA4 4DB

Leeds, The Brudenell
Tuesday 15th December 2015
Box Office: 0113 245 5570
Tickets: £13.00
33 Queens Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1NY

Bristol, The Tunnels
Wednesday 16th December 2015
Box Office: 0845 6050255
Tickets: £12.00
Arches 31 & 32, Bristol & Exeter Mews, Lower Station Approach Road,
Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QF

Derby, The Flowerpot
Thursday 17th December 2015
Box Office:  01332 834438
Tickets: £13.00
25, King Street, Derby, DE1 3DZ

Jared James Nichols Highwayman ep

Photo Credit: © TX63 Music Photography

Jared James Nichols will release the Highwayman EP via Listenable Records/ Swing House on CD and digital download in mid-September. The EP dovetails Jared’s special guest appearance on Glenn Hughes UK tour which starts October 17th atSouthampton, Engine Rooms.    
The EP is engineered, mixed and produced by Anthony Joseph Perry (son of Aerosmith’s Joe Perry). The songs were recorded at Swing House Studios in Los Angeles, with additional songs recorded in France at Indie Ear Studio by Mathieu Kabi.
The EP features the lead single "We’re An American Band", a blues rock cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s 1973 single, plus a cover of Humble Pie’s "30 Days In The Hole", and three new Jared James Nichols originals – "Old Glory", "Fallin’ Down" and"Gone".

Photo Credit: © Laurence Harvey

Highwayman EP – Tracklisting
  1. 1. We’re an American Band (*Grand Funk Railroad)
  2. 2. Old Glory
  3. 3. 30 Days in the Hole (*Humble Pie)
  4. 4. Fallin’ Down
  5. 5. Gone

The EP features Jared James Nichols (guitar, vocals), Erik Sandin (bass, vocals) and
Dennis Holm (drums).  Guest musicians include Jessica Childress (Allen Stone Band) on backing vocals on "We’re An American Band" and "30 Days In The Hole", and Ben Tileston (Joe Perry solo band) on additional drums and percussion.
The Highwayman EP is inspired by life on the road during a 70+ run of dates in Europe and UK earlier this year. Jared and his band wanted to release a few covers inspired by the tour along with some spontaneous original rockers to let his new fans understand where some of his influences come from as a contemporary American guitarist raised on classic rock from both sides of the Atlantic.
Jared will be special guest on Glenn Hughes’ UK tour which kicks off at in Southampton at the Engine Rooms on October 17th.

Photo Credit: © John Bull

GLENN HUGHES – 2015 UK TOUR DATESwith special guest Jared James Nichols
Saturday 17th - Southampton, Engine RoomsBUY TICKETS
Monday 19th - Norwich, Waterfront   BUY TICKETS
Tuesday 20th - Newcastle, Tyne Theatre  BUY TICKETS
Thursday 22nd - Belfast, Limelight BUY TICKETS
Friday 23rd - Glasgow, The Garage  BUY TICKETS
Sunday 25th - Holmfirth, PicturedromeBUY TICKETS
Monday 26th - Bilston, - Robin 2  BUY TICKETS
Wednesday 28th - York, Fibbers  BUY TICKETS
Thursday 29th - Manchester, Club Academy BUY TICKETS
Sunday 1st - London, ENGLAND – Electric BallroomBUY TICKETS
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