Frankie Banali talks ROAD RAGE!!!

Had a great conversation with Frankie Banali about the new Quiet Riot release Road Rage!

Check it out here:

https://quietriot.band/

http://www.frontiers.shop/search?sSearch=Quiet+Riot

https://www.amazon.com/Road-Rage-Quiet-Riot/dp/B071FKGKFC/ref=sr_1_1?        ie=UTF8&qid=1501808705&sr=8-1&keywords=Quiet+Riot

it’s LOUD, it’s DIRTY, it’s QUIET RIOT (so bang your head)

-the Hellion

 

 

Marty Casey – A Rock N’ Roll Champion

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Sometimes people cross your paths and leave a positive impact on you. I found one of those people in Marty Casey.

From first seeing him on Rockstar INXS, then meeting him when he was singing for LA Guns, and now a conversation with him, Marty has had that positive impact on me.

Please take a moment and listen to our conversation and understand who Marty is and the message he brings right here:

 

After listening do yourself a favor and click the link below the album cover and order the new record.

 

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http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/martycasey

     Here’s a couple of videos from the new record, enjoy:

    it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL!!!

     -the Hellion

Where Do We Go From Here?

 

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In the beginning, Rock N’ Roll was underground. It was not mainstream at all. Eventually it became widely accepted and part of our culture.

Rock radio helped to expose us to bands and music in ways like no other. There was a time when that was how we discovered new bands and songs. Record stores popped up everywhere and one could hang out and explore and find new music as well. We then had the arrival of music video channels which gave us another source to discover new bands and music.

Then radio became less user friendly and more commercial, only playing what they were told. The record stores began closing their doors. Music video channels stopped playing music videos. What happened?

The internet had come along and was added into the thick of things. Some people put the blame on that.

What happened to the music world? Is there still great new music being made? How does one find new music these days? I mean with all the music being flooded onto the web how does one find that jewel that reaches out to you?

Do you think that some of the bands we all know and love would have made it if they had just started out in today’s world?

I often wonder if the next Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, etc. etc.  is out there lost in the shuffle.

Just some thoughts I was pondering… what are yours?

-the Hellion

Adam Joad talks Swamp Rebel Machine!!

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Grab a cold one, crank up the volume, and enjoy my conversation with the one, the only, Appalachian Apostle: ADAM JOAD from Scattered Hamlet.

After listening go to www.scatteredhamlet.com  and preorder Swamp Rebel Machine!!!

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it Scattered Hamlet!!!

-the Hellion

WILLIAM CONTROL: On Tour with BLACK VEIL BRIDES Now!

Producer, Engineer, Writer and AIDEN Frontman WILLIAM FRANCIS Takes his Electronic Solo Project on the Road

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For the past few years, William Francis has been opening the eyes (and ears) of fans new and old with his haunting electronic “dark wave” project WILLIAM CONTROL. Now, with three full-length albums, an EP, a DVD and several live performances under his belt, the singer, writer, producer and engineer (also known around the world as the wickedly-striking frontman for scene giants Aiden),  has taken his project out on the road with his friends in Black Veil Brides on their “The Church of the Wild Ones” tour.

Infusing a new wave sensibility reminiscent of New OrderBauhausGary Numan, and Depeche Mode with a reinvented twist of his own, WILLIAM CONTROL has already proven to be an accepted, unique, and unrelenting addition to the Black Veil Brides tour.

WILLIAM CONTROL is on the road now! See below for all remaining tour dates.

 

 

WILLIAM CONTROL with Black Veil Brides:

1/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

1/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

1/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

1/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity

1/25 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

1/26 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

1/27 – Manchester, NH @ Armory Ballroom

1/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Alter Bar

1/30 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House

2/17 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe

2/19 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall

2/20 – Chicago, IL @ The Castle Theatre

2/22 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom

2/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

2/28 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

3/1 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

3/2 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

3/4 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre

3/5 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

3/6 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

3/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

3/9 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

The latest album to come out of the WILLIAM CONTROL solo project, 2012’s Silentium Amoris, melds together dark, cinematic themes with experimental synth pop sounds.  While alarmingly melancholic and moody, it also evokes an unrelenting fury, as well as aggressive elements of the industrial dance sound. William also just released a 90-minute live DVD entitled William Control – Live in London Town. The DVD, shot over the course of three days in London, England, and features 20 tracks, including a brand new unreleased song.

William has two other albums (Hate CultureNoir) and an EP (Novus Ordo Seclorum) out now. He has also had select tracks featured on soundtracks for Saw V, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and Underworld: Awakening and has appeared as a guest vocalist on tracks byThe UsedVampires Everywhere! and more.

You can purchase all WILLIAM CONTROL releases via iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers.

For more information on William Francis and WILLIAM CONTROL, please visit these websites:

www.williamcontrol.com

www.facebook.com/williamcontrolofficial

www.twitter.com/williamcontrol

www.myspace.com/williamcontrol

www.youtube.com/Iamwilliamcontrol

JOE STRUMMER – STILL MISSED 10 YEARS LATER.

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John Graham Mellor

(Joe Strummer)

21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002

www.strummerville.com

     There is a fine line between Metal and Punk. I like some of the true Punk bands as much as I like Metal bands. One of the first Punk bands that caught my attention was the Clash. It was the late 70’s and I was a teenager and full of rebellion. The rawness and aggression of the Clash fed my teenage angst.

     The band continued to put out music that called to me and kept my rebellious spirit alive.

Years later as we grew up and matured (well sort of) I came to appreciate Joe as a musician and songwriter. His solo work and the stuff he did with The Latino Rockabilly War, and The Mescaleros, was amazing stuff.

     Joe was taken from us on December 22 2002 by an  undiagnosed congenital heart defect. Joe will always be missed by me, and his music will be forever in my ears. Thank you Joe.

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the Hellion

The Veer Union launches Kickstarter campaign, “The World I Wanted” lyric video‏

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THE VEER UNION LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR NEW EP ‘LIFE SUPPORT PART 1’

New lyric video “The World I Wanted” streaming online

VANCOUVER, CANADA -Vancouver hard rock outfit, The Veer Union, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its upcoming EP, ‘Life Support Part 1,’ which the band hopes to produce with help from its fans following a tumultuous few years. The band is offering several donation packages to assist in covering expenses for the forthcoming EP, due out early 2013. Fans can learn more about the Kickstarter campaign via a special video message from vocalist Crispin Earl on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=slsuMidh1NQ#. Head over to: http://kck.st/Sr5EKL to start donating today.

“The music industry is changing rapidly, but I personally think companies like Kickstarter are paving the way for real artists to have careers by closing the gap between bands and their fans, making it possible for careers to flourish and bands to continue doing what they love,” said Earl. “This is why The Veer Union needs your help NOW more than ever. We have started recording a brand new EP called ‘Life Support Part 1.’ This record is going to be the most special to me because it is a record made possible by the fans, for the fans, as you are our “LIFE SUPPORT” and could not do it without you. We can’t wait to see you all out on tour in 2013.”

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To help fuel the Kickstarter campaign, The Veer Union has released a lyric video for a brand new song “The World I Wanted” on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2bqUElZFHIU. “The World I Wanted” features a completely revamped The Veer Union lineup and is available for purchase as part of the Kickstarter campaign.

“I have written and recorded a brand new song called ‘The World I Wanted’ with the new members of the band,” added Earl. “This song depicts the depression and personal struggles during the last six months after finding myself on my own.”

Stay tuned to the official The Veer Union Facebook page: www.facebook.com/theveerunion for the latest information and updates.