Have you seen the first video for Joe Bonamassa’s Tour de Force? It’s a pretty cool documentary where he talks about the blues, BB King and other cool things about his career. Check it out!
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Here is a really great Podcast about how to attract more fans to your band. Bob Baker will explain to you a simple four-step process you can use to clarify who you are as an artist, identify your ideal fans, and reach them in a meaningful way. Give it a listen here: http://bob-baker-podcast.blogspot.com/2013/03/attract-more-fans.html
Best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based Blues-Rock band Cinderella, Tom Keifer is making his debut as a solo artist with the release of his long-awaited and highly anticipated solo album, The Way Life Goes, April 30 via Merovee Records (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group).
“The Flower Song,” the album’s first single, will be serviced to AAA radio stations nationwide on February 4, while “Solid Ground” will be serviced to all Rock formats on March 11.
The Way Life Goes is a raw, introspective look at the roller coaster ride that has been Keifer’s life for the past 15 years. From being told that he would never sing again as a result of a partially paralyzed left vocal cord, to the emotional and personal battles that followed, his solo debut is a story of perseverance, a testament to the power of passion and will, when combined with a true love of music.
In touring news, Keifer will launch his first-ever solo tour on February 9 in Winston-Salem, NC at Ziggy’s. The 14-city trek of small, intimate rooms is an up-close and personal preview of songs from The Way Life Goes along with some Cinderella classics. Dates beyond February 28 are currently in the works.
Check out Tom Keifer at any of the following stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
Sat 2/9 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s
Mon 2/11 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
Wed 2/13 Philadelphia, PA JC Dobbs
Fri 2/15 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
Sat 2/16 Salisbury, MA Blue Ocean
Sun 2/17 Portland, ME Asylum
Tue 2/19 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
Fri 2/22 Chicago, IL Viper Alley
Sat 2/23 Lexington, KY Buster’s
Sun 2/24 Detroit, MI Magic Bag
Tue 2/26 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Wed 2/27 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century
Thu 2/28 White Marsh, MD House of Rock
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I saw an ad in the movie theaters about the Ozzie Osbourne movie but I never had a chance to check it out. Here is the trailer and you can now buy it on DVD (see the link below). This might be a good stoking stuffer for your favorite metal/Ozzie fan!
Here is a great article about Eminem and how he has become a great songwriting and a music marketing expert. I think you can learn allot from this article if you are a musician trying to write, record and sell your music. Eminem Songwriting and Marketing Tips.
I thought it was interesting that Paul McCartney has spoken about his history of pre-gig nerves, saying that he felt like quitting playing live as he was so nervous before The Beatles performed at Wembley Arena. It’s interesting that even someone like him get those feelings before shows.
McCartney is currently in the middle of a European arena tour and also said that he still feels like he has to win some of the crowds over. Speaking about his record of pre-show nerves, he told the Daily Mirror: The first time we ever played – pre-Beatles – I screwed up. So I never played lead guitar again. When the Beatles did Wembley (Arena, then known as the Empire Pool) for the first time (in 1963), I felt sick. I thought, I’ve got to give this up.
McCartney added that even now he encounters crowd members who are “just standing there”, but added: “We always manage to get them back in the end.”
The singer also spoke a recurring nightmare he still has about where he is performing with The Beatles and people start walking out of his gigs. He said of this: “I’m with The Beatles and it’s going great, then people start leaving. I turn to the others and go, ‘Oh God! ‘Long Tall Sally’ – that’ll get them back’”.
Motley Crue is going to have a cool new interactive show in Las Vegas which is set to start in February, 2012.
The dozen shows will happen at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from February 3 – 19 and will see the Crew indulging in over the top craziness.
The Motley Crue in Sin City shows will also be interactive. We all know that Vegas is pretty much based on big, big shows, and Motley Crue is also. They are putting together a show right now that’s something they have never done. It’s a stationary show. It doesn’t have to move around, so they can do all kinds of stuff they only really dreamed about.
Drummer Tommy Lee said this about the show: “I think more and more people are wanting an experience, and we’re trying to bring that into this where people aren’t necessarily at the show, they’re in the show… Why not make it a full-on experience, really? We’re putting together moments of this show where the actual audience participates. They’re in it. They’re around it. It’s going to be really exciting.”
Lee recently announced that he will performing on a ‘drum rollercoaster’ during the band’s UK tour this month. The band will undertake a joint UK arena tour with Def Leppard, which will seem them play six shows, with Steel Panther providing support on all dates.
I can tell you that I saw the Crue on the Girls, Girls, Girls tour in the 80′s. Tommies spinning drum kit solo still is the craziest and best drum solo performance I have ever seen. This Vegas show will be something to see!
Here is a cool video of my friend Mike Bolenbach’s recording studio in Phoenix, AZ (it’s called Full Well Recording Studio). In this session Mike is working with a band called the Earps. Checkout this video and the studio, looks like allot of fun!