Soulful group The Dynamites to release new album
Last Updated on Saturday, 11 July 2009 04:11
Soul music is here to stay, and it's still evolving. The Dynamites Featuring Charles Walker are living proof. Nashville's white hot deep funk band releases their highly anticipated second studio album, titled Burn It Down, on September 15, 2009. Look for the band on tour this Fall; tour dates to be announced soon.
Sick Puppies Powered by Samsung
SICK PUPPIES’ SUMMER TOUR TO BE POWERED BY SAMSUNG MOBILE
AUSSIE BAND PREPARES TO HIT THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF TRI-POLAR ALBUM RELEASE JULY 14, WILL INCLUDE SCREENINGS OF ROCK PROPHECIES FILM
Aussie rock sensations Sick Puppies’ upcoming summer tour in support of the July 14 release of their highly anticipated, sophomore Virgin/EMI Music album, Tri-Polar, will be sponsored by Samsung Mobile in a multi-leveled promotion that will include a gala launch party/showcase at the famed Capitol Tower on July 7. Dates for the Sick Puppies… Powered by Samsung Mobile tour dates have been announced and can be found at www.sickpuppies.net. The headlining and co-headlining concerts will include appearances at mid-size theatres and larger summer festivals, starting mid-July and lasting through September.
The July 7 record release/tour launch event, co-sponsored by Samsung along with Makers Mark, and Archie’s Ice Cream (www.archiesicecream.com), will also feature a screening of Rock Prophecies, the film about the band’s good friend, legendary rock photographer Robert M. Knight, who originally took the group under his wing when they came to America, introducing them to the people who helped kick-start their stateside career. Samsung will also sponsor showings of the film along the tour route, promoting their camera phone, under the banner, Samsung Memoir Presents Rock Prophecies. Rock Prophecies will have a theatrical release this fall.
The band’s new single, “You’re Going Down,” which also served as the theme for WWE’s Extreme Rules PPV broadcast last month, is currently Top 20 at both Active and Modern Rock, adding such Active Rock stations as WRIF Detroit, WIYY Baltimore, WCHZ Augusta, KLAQ El Paso and WHXR Portland and Modern Rockers outlets WSUN Tampa and WJRR Orlando. A video for the song has just been completed, while in-stores for week of album release are scheduled for Homers in Omaha (7/14) and Best Buy in Houston (7/18), with a date in Tulsa to be announced.
Sick Puppies are also currently featured on Joost.com’s “Countdown to Release” feature with a series of webisodes that document the making of the album at www.joost.com.
Samsung’s sponsorship of the tour will include several Sick Puppies’ acoustic performances on site at T Mobile locations, a national radio promotion, as well as flat-screen and camera phone giveaways in designated markets as part of a “Roadie for a Day” promotion, with winners getting a chance to experience a day with the band, including tickets to the show in their city.
Sick Puppies will also offer thrice-weekly text and photo blogs shot with their Samsung Memoir camera phones at www.rockprophecies.com and www.SickPuppies.net/SamsungMemoirMoments. In addition, Samsung will include insert cards in the first 60,000 units of the new album.
Sick Puppies relocated to Los Angeles four years ago, taking the world by storm with their song, “All The Same,” used for a video shot in a Sydney shopping mall featuring their friend Juan Mann, who held up a hand-written placard offering “Free Hugs,” a clip seen by more than 10 million viewers on YouTube alone, spurring six-figure sales of their Virgin/EMI Music major label debut, Dressed Up As Life.
Aerosmith glides into the studio
Perry turns to fans for album title
July 02, 2009
By GARY GRAFF
DETROIT _ Aerosmith's next album might be "on the bench, in pieces," waiting for the group to resume recording after it finishes touring in mid-September, but guitarist Joe Perry's next solo album is almost ready to go. Perry tells Billboard.com that he's just finishing mixing the follow-up to 2005's Grammy Award-nominated "Joe Perry" and expects it to be mastered next week. He plans to release a single in late July or early August, with the album coming out this fall. "It's a lot different than the last one," Perry reports. "The last one was a straight-ahead rocker. This one's got some different things on it." The album was recorded in about seven weeks at Perry's home studio, The Boneyard; he shares lead vocal duties with a German singer who his wife, Billie, discovered on the Internet, and there's one instrumental track. David Hull from the Joe Perry Project and Ben Tileston, who plays with two of Perry's sons in TAB The Band, were also involved.
Alice In Chains Coming At You
Alice in Chains reunion spawns album, tour
July 02, 2009
By JOHN BENSON
CLEVELAND _ Alice in Chains singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney tell Billboard.com that the Seattle band's first album in nearly 14 years, "Black Gives Way To Blue," due out Sept. 29, doesn't stray too far from its influential catalog. "It's nice to sound like yourself," laughs Kinney. "It's not really that hard, actually. I know people are blown away that we really sound like ourselves, and I understand the apprehension, but it's not really that big a stretch to sound the way that you sound." Adds Cantrell, "We were just hoping to make the best record we possibly could and we did that. Sean and I talk a lot about when you do a record, you've been working on it a long time, and you're pretty sick of it by the time somebody else hears it. You're already thinking of the next thing. And we're still listening to this. It's still like really exciting to listen to and that's really good."