Robert Plant Announces New 'Carry Fire' LP, Debuts 'The May Queen' Single

Robert Plant Announces New 'Carry Fire' LP, Debuts 'The May Queen' Single

Robert Plant his announced a new studio album, ‘Carry Fire’ and shared a new single entitled ‘The May Queen.’

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Pink Floyd Fails Neil deGrasse Tyson's Science Class: 'There Is No Dark Side' of the Moon

Pink Floyd Fails Neil deGrasse Tyson's Science Class: 'There Is No Dark Side' of the Moon

Pink Floyd‘s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ boasts plenty of rock gravitas – but science? Not so much.

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's 6-Year-Old Daughter Guests On BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Song 'Ghost Of John' (Audio)

RITCHIE BLACKMORE's 6-Year-Old Daughter Guests On BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Song 'Ghost Of John' (Audio)

2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of BLACKMORE’S NIGHT — the internationally heralded Renaissance rock band helmed by six-string extraordinaire Ritchie Blackmore and his wife, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night. To celebrate, the band will release “To The Moon And Back: 20 Years And Beyond…”, a two-disc collection of favorites and new material, on August 18.

“To The Moon And Back” boasts three brand new songs: “Ghost Of John” — available for streaming using the SoundCloud widget below — which proudly introduces the vocals of Autumn Blackmore (the 6-year daughter of Blackmore and Night) at the close of the song, Blackmore‘s “Land Of Hope and Glory” (a reworking of British patriotic anthem “Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1”, written in 1902), and a cover of favored RAINBOW tune “I Surrender”, with Night providing the vocals.

Additionally, the set includes re-recorded versions of catalog favorites “Moonlight Shadow”, “Somewhere Over The Sea”, “Coming Home”, and “Writing On The Wall”. This new material is buoyed with BLACKMORE’S NIGHT classics, such as “Shadow Of The Moon”, “Ghost Of A Rose”, and “Under A Violet Moon”, and a live version of “Home Again”, fully rounding out this best-of compilation. The included booklet displays a collage of memorabilia, showcasing live band photos, backstage passes, and tour flyers. Completing “To The Moon And Back” is a behind-the-scenes bonus video of Blackmore and Night rehearsing at a soundcheck, allowing fans an intimate glimpse of the band before a show.

“We hope you enjoy this musical journey down memory lane from ‘Shadow Of The Moon’… our first release… through our brand new 2017 versions of old favorites and a new surprise song. 20 years of memorable music and beyond…” enthuse Blackmore and Night.

The magic of BLACKMORE’S NIGHT is their ability to transport the listener to a bygone era, gathered around a fire or in an old renaissance tavern. Their sold-out concerts resemble that era, with band and fans alike decked out in Renaissance garb, losing themselves in the mirth of the music. This ambiance is created via Blackmore‘s dexterous movement between acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, mandola, cello, and hurdy gurdy, Night’s ethereal vocals and command of seven medieval woodwind instruments (bagpipe, chanters, shawms, and pennywhistles, to name a few), and the consummate musicianship of keyboardist/back-up vocalist Bard David, violinist Scarlett Fiddler, back-up vocalist/shawm player Lady Lynn, bassist/rhythmic guitarist Earl Grey, and percussionist Troubadour of Aberdeen.

“To The Moon And Back: 20 Years And Beyond…” track listing:

CD 1:

01. Shadow Of The Moon
02. Spirit Of The Sea
03. Renaissance Faire
04. Play Minstrel Play
05. Under A Violet Moon
06. Spanish Nights
07. Fires At Midnight
08. Ghost Of A Rose
09. Cartouche
10. Village Lanterne
11. The Circle
12. 25 Years
13. Dandelion Wine
14. Home Again (live)

CD 2:

01. I Surrender (bonus track)
02. Moonlight Shadow (2017 version)
03. Somewhere Over The Sea (2017 version)
04. Writing On The Wall (2017 version)
05. Coming Home (2017 version)
06. Ghost Of John (bonus track)
07. Minstrel Hall
08. Possum Goes To Prague
09. Durch den Wald zum Bach Haus
10. Nur eine Minute
11. Village Dance
12. Land Of Hope And Glory (2017 single version)
13. Bonus Video


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DAVE GROHL, ROGER DALTREY To Guest On Third Season Of SAMMY HAGAR's 'Rock & Roll Road Trip'

DAVE GROHL, ROGER DALTREY To Guest On Third Season Of SAMMY HAGAR's 'Rock & Roll Road Trip'

Following the success of its second season, AXS TV today announced that its original music series “Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar” has been greenlit for a third season. Production on the twelve-episode season began this month and is scheduled for air in early 2018.

The upcoming season of “Rock & Roll Road Trip” will feature Sammy Hagar traveling the country to interview and often perform with some of the most popular and influential musicians, including Dave Grohl, Roger Daltrey, Sarah McLachlan, Bob Weir, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and more.

“It’s been a cool surprise how much we’re all enjoying the interview part of this show because as artists what happens on stage or in the music studio is the easy/fun stuff and the interviews often feel like the work,” remarked Sammy Hagar. “It’s like when the camera lights go on and the questions start, that typical wall or guard is down because it’s me on the other end and not a seasoned journalist asking the questions. So the flow is organic and its easy — to the point where we’re both surprised how deep and real the conversations get – we’re definitely forgetting the camera is even there and I think that’s really connecting with the viewers, too.”

‘Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar’ is the perfect fit for our TV audience, giving them unprecedented access into the lives of some of today’s top musicians,” said Evan Haiman, AXS TV‘s vice president of programming and development. “The series has continued to gain new viewers with each of its prior two seasons, and we look forward to building on that success with the incredible crop of high-caliber talent that we have lined up for season three.”

“Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar” is produced in-house by AXS TV. Sammy Hagar, Tom Consolo, Evan Haiman and Kari Hagar all serve as executive producers and the series is produced by Stephen Stormer.


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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Recalls Getting Guitar Lessons From JOE SATRIANI: 'He's Always Played Incredibly'

METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Recalls Getting Guitar Lessons From JOE SATRIANI: 'He's Always Played Incredibly'

In a new interview with the Vancouver radio station CFOX, METALLICA‘s Kirk Hammett spoke about the experience of getting taught how to play guitar by Joe Satriani more than three and a half decades ago.

“I took lessons from him in 1981,” Kirk said (see video below). “We knew each other way back when. He gave lessons out of a small music store in Berkeley, California. And all of my friends were taking lessons from him and they were becoming incredible guitar players literally overnight. So I found him and said, ‘Hey, I wanna become an incredible guitar player overnight too.’ And so I took lessons from him for a while — for about a year or so.”

Several other Satriani students went on to achieve fame of their own, including Steve Vai, Alex Skolnick, Andy Timmons, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Charlie Hunter, Jeff Tyson and Kevin Cadogan.

Hammett recalled his first lesson with Satriani, saying: “It was actually very poignant. His first lesson to me was, ‘Learn your lesson. Don’t waste your time, don’t waste my time. I expect you to know everything that I gave you in a week’s time.’ I was, like, ‘This guy is serious.’ But you know what? I did it, and he kicked my ass. But after a while, I was taking two lessons a week from him. I became so thirsty for what he had to offer me, I was just, like, ‘Bring it on! It’s all making sense. I wanna learn more.'”

Hammett went on to praise his former teacher, saying: “I have to say, Joe Satriani has always played that way. Ever since I first met him, he’s always played incredibly — with all the sounds and all the bar stuff and tapping and crazy licks that no one’s ever played, and still probably never plays. I mean, he’s just such a unique individual as a musician.”

Satriani was equally complimentary of Hammett‘s abilities during a 2016 inteview with Classic Rock magazine. Recalling the future METALLICA guitarist as a “young kid full of talent and enthusiasm,” Joe said: “Kirk was a great student. He was very eager to learn. His fingers moved great — and he had great taste in guitar players like Michael Schenker and Uli John Roth. He was completely musical.”

Hammett had been playing in the Bay Area thrash band EXODUS, but Satriani recalled that Kirk suddenly was asked to join METALLICA. “He disappeared for a few months then came back with a copy of ‘Kill ‘Em All’,” Joe said. He added that he helped Hammett figure out the key centers for his solos in some of METALLICA‘s songs.

“Thrash metal songs had brand new chord progressions that had nothing to do with blues, ZEPPELIN or THE BEATLES,” Joe explained.

Kirk would come in and say, ‘Check out this new song I have to solo over — what key is this in?’ Often the song wasn’t in just one key. I had to teach him to decipher the song’s tonality, to understand the musical possibilities, and how to make his own decisions on what to play.”

Satriani said he could hear Hammett begin to use more exotic scales as METALLICA‘s career and music advanced. “But every now and again he’ll still play a solo that sits on top of the riff — the one from ‘Sad But True’ echoes the early Kirk Hammett,” he said.

“Even after all these years, his finger tone’s still the same. He burst on to the scene with that sound and throughout METALLICA‘s musical journey, his solos come up big, thick and full of energy.”

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