DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED – NEW ALBUM ON EAGLE ROCK!

February 8, 2011

Prepare Yourself For THE TAKING

The Brand New Album From
 
DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED

~April 19, 2011~

  
New York, NY (February 3, 2011)—Eagle Rock Entertainment will release The Taking, a brand new studio album from Duff McKagan’s Loaded on vinyl (April 12) and CD (April 19). 
A Grammy and American Music Award-winning songwriter/recording artist who has sold over 100 million records, Duff McKagan helped shape the music of an entire generation. He was a founding member of Guns ‘N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, and formed Loaded in 1999. Though most widely know as rock’s premiere bassist, McKagan once again takes front and center on lead vocals and guitars. Long time Loaded members Jeff Rouse (bassist) and Mike Squires (guitar) return along with drummer Isaac Carpenter who joined in late 2009.
 
Recorded by Terry Date  (Soundgarden, Avenged Sevenfold), the album follows the band’s 2009 debut Sick. A feature-length film, The Taking (in the style of A Hard Day’s Night crossed with The Song Remains The Same), is due this summer.
 
“This record really sort of took a life of its’ own, and the songs really revealed themselves to us as we went along,” says Duff. ”Terry Date came into the picture at a time when his genius ear helped to capture a sonic theme for the record. You can’t underestimate what a guy like TD brings to the table. The Taking is the closest thing to a ‘concept’ record that I have ever been involved with. Pain, loss, triumph, and redemption. Life. Bring it.”
 
Fans have already been warmed up with tracks “We Win” and “Fight On,” (currently available on all digital service providers). “We Win” was played at Qwest Field, the home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, McKagan’s hometown. It was also heard during the World Series on the MLB Network. Proceeds from downloads of “Fight On,” a song inspired by America’s military veterans, were donated to the Puget Sound Healthcare System veterans administration.
 
For more information, visit http://duff-loaded.com/.
 
Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamburg, & Paris.
For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Kayos-Productions/102922656447240 . To access photos and/or cover art, please visit www.kayosproductions.com , and click the photo tab.
Track Listing:
1.)   Lords of Abaddon
2.)  Executioner’s Song
3.)  Dead Skin
4.)  We Win
5.)  Easier Lying
6.)  She’s An Anchor
7.)  Wrecking Ball
8.)  King Of The World
9.)  Cocaine
10.) Your Name
11.) Follow Me To Hell


NEW CHILDREN OF BODOM (SPINEFARM) 3/8/11!!

December 11, 2010

CHILDREN OF BODOM Unveils Album Cover, Track Listing To New Record “Relentless Reckless Forever”
HD TRAILER FOR BAND’s NEW MUSIC VIDEO “WAS IT WORTH IT?” NOW AVAILABLE

CHILDREN OF BODOM (also COB), the hard partying Finnish Heavy Metal band that features frontman and modern day guitar hero Alexi Laiho will release its new album Relentless Reckless Forever on March 8, 2011 via Universal Music. Today, COB reveals the album’s cover art, which can be viewed now at this location.

Recorded in Finland’s Petrax Studios with famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet), Relentless Reckless Forever is the seventh studio album of CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s illustrious career and the first new record from the band since 2008’s Blooddrunk, which debuted at #22 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and scored the quintet its third consecutive #1 debut in Finland. On Relentless Reckless Forever, COB‘s high-energy hooks and electric energy forge stadium-sized heavy metal anthems that seethe with both marvelous musicianship and a phenomenal pop prowess. The quintet’s unique union of haunting melodies, rhythmic sensibility, guitar-and-keyboard interplay and king-size solos is supercharged to the maximum, and the resulting record is poised to push the band – already on the brink of breakout success in the U.S. – to an altogether new pinnacle.

“We worked super hard on this album, at least for me it was pretty much no sleep or rest for six weeks,” stated Laiho. “But we were determined to make the best COB album ever, so we were willing to do whatever it took. Of course, having our producer Matt Hyde kicking our asses 24/7 definitely made the results even better, so obviously we’re more than anxious to get this album out there”

The first single and video from Relentless Reckless Forever is “Was it Worth It?”. COB shot a high energy music video for the track, joining forces with two-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Thrasher Magazine “Skater of the Year” Chris Cole as well as noted pro skaters Jamie Thomas, Garrett Hill and Tom Asta (the current #1 Amateur skateboarder in the world). Filmed on location at central Pennsylvania’s residential Action Sports compound Camp Woodward and directed by Dale Resteghini for Raging Nation Films (Pink Floyd, Santana, Mötley Crüe), the video was shot guerrilla style, sans treatment; honing in directly on CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s high-spirited fire and the skaters’ eye-opening execution. A high resolution trailer for the clip can be viewed now at www.relentlessrecklessforever.com.

The track listing for CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s Relentless Reckless Forever is as follows:

1.) Not My Funeral
2.) Shovel Knockout
3.) Roundtrip to Hell and Back
4.) Pussyfoot Miss Suicide
5.) Relentless Reckless Forever
6.) Ugly
7.) Cry of the Nihilist
8.) Was It Worth It?
9.) Northpole Throwdown
10.) Party All the Time (* Eddie Murphy)

“The single ‘Was It Worth It?’ is a total party song, said Laiho. “It’s not your typical Bodom sound, but it’s one of my favorites and heavy as hell.”

In addition to Laiho, CHILDREN OF BODOM features Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henkka Seppälä (bass) and Janne Warman (keyboards).

About CHILDREN OF BODOM:
CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the guitar acrobatics of Laiho have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world and one of the leading voices of metal’s new generation. The group’s 2008 studio album Blooddrunk skyrocketed to #22 on Billboard’s Top 200, scored the quintet its third consecutive #1 debut in its native Finland and saw Laiho named “Best Metal Guitarist” by the readers of Guitar World, besting well known players such as Kirk Hammett of Metallica to win the coveted award. CHILDREN OF BODOM has been called “technically dazzling” by the New York Times and “One of the most talented metal bands of our time” by contemporary media conglomerate VICE. COB‘s popular song “If You Want Peace…Prepare for War” is currently featured in the smash hit music video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The band’s name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960.

Updated CHILDREN OF BODOM news and tour information will be made available via COB online: www.cobhc.com / www.myspace.com/childrenofbodom / www.facebook.com/childrenofbodom / www.twitter.com/cobhc

“technically dazzling” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Thrashing, death-y, stadium-sized power metallers” – PITCHFORK

“CHILDREN OF BODOM boasts the requisite elements to please any Scandinavian metal enthusiast” – THE ONION


Cyndi Lauper Announces New Album!

April 26, 2010

CYNDI LAUPER TO RELEASE MEMPHIS BLUES

Iconic Performer Re-invents Herself on New Album featuring

B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Allen Toussaint and many others

Memphis Blues out June 22nd on Downtown Records

(New York, NY – April 26, 2010) – Iconic performer and musical chameleon Cyndi Lauper will release Memphis Blues on June 22nd on Downtown Records. The collection of blues cover songs, recorded this March at Electraphonic Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, features appearances by such great artists as B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Allen Toussaint, Ann Peebles and Charlie Musselwhite.

“This is the album I’ve wanted to make for years,” said Lauper. “All of these beautiful songs, and all of the great players on the album, were carefully chosen because I’ve admired them my entire life. And I knew from the moment Alan Toussaint hit the keys in ‘Shattered Dreams’ that we were creating something really special.”

The feel of Memphis Blues is gritty and full of life. It bristles with the kind of energy that earmarked the hit singles invented on the fly at Stax Records, the historic and spiritual prototype for Electraphonic, where musicians of multiple generations work side-by-side creating soul-driven anthems for the brokenhearted, the unrequited, and the overlooked.

Lauper, who traveled from New York to Memphis to set up camp at Electraphonic Recording Studio, assembled a team of crackerjack session players to cut the way she knew this record had to be done: live, analog, with Cyndi herself calling out arrangements on the studio floor.

Produced by Scott Bomar and mixed by longtime collaborator William Wittman, Memphis Blues features appearances by a veritable dream team of blues and soul greats, including harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite, vocalist Ann “I Can’t Stand the Rain” Peebles, brilliant Crescent City organist Allen Toussaint, and hotshot guitar heroes Jonny Lang and legend B.B. King.

Memphis Blues session players include Stax veterans Lester Snell and Skip Pitts, and Hi Rhythm Section alums Leroy Hodges and Howard Grimes, studio careerists who cut their teeth recording with the likes of Isaac Hayes and Al Green. Along with the punctuating blasts provided by trumpeter Marc Franklin, baritone saxophonist Kirk Smother, and tenor saxman Derrick Williams, they provided a steadfast foundation for Lauper’s impeccable vocals.

Ranging from the harmonica blues ballad “Just Your Fool,” to “Don’t Cry No More,” originally a hit for Bobby “Blue” Bland, Cyndi starts with a slow burn and then pours on the gasoline, giving “Rollin’ And Tumblin’” an authentic hill country blues read and collaborating with the one and only B.B. King on the up-tempo Louis Jordan raver “Early in the Morning.”

As demonstrated by her scorching, tell-it-like-it-is renderings of Memphis Slim’s “Mother Earth” and Lowell Fulsom’s “Shattered Dreams,” even Cyndi’s topical themes – which, on past albums, have addressed homophobia and racism – are stripped away as she focuses on the most basic problem to plague humankind: love, and the havoc wreaked because of it.

About Cyndi Lauper

After 25 million albums sold, 13 Grammy Award nominations, two Emmy Awards, two American Music Awards, and 18 MTV Video Music Awards, Cyndi Lauper continues to lead as a singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and activist. Her most recent studio album, 2008’s dance-oriented, Grammy-nominated Bring Ya to the Brink, featured collaborations with a cadre of cutting-edge producers and spawned two No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play singles. In 2009, the long-time actress appeared on such red-hot television shows as 30 Rock, Gossip Girl, Bones, and American Idol (performing with contestant Allison Iraheta), and was a surprise guest at the resurrected concert event “VH1 Divas.” In addition to her love of performing, Lauper is unwavering in her commitment to social activism, creating the True Colors Fund as a show of solidarity against discrimination and to raise awareness about the issues facing the GLBT population. Lauper is also writing her autobiography in which she takes readers on a journey through her colorful life, to be released next year by Simon & Shuster.

Memphis Blues track listing:

1. I’m Just Your Fool (feat. Charlie Musselwhite)
2. Shattered Dreams (feat. Allen Toussaint)
3. Early in the Morning (feat. Allen Toussaint & B.B. King)
4. Romance in the Dark
5. How Blue Can You Get (feat. Jonny Lang)
6. Down Don’t Bother Me (feat. Charlie Musselwhite)
7. Don’t Cry No More
8. Rollin and Tumblin’ (feat. Kenny Brown and Ann Peebles)
9. Down So Low
10. Mother Earth (feat. Allen Toussaint)
11. Cross Roads (feat. Jonny Lang)
12. Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues

For more information visit:

Official website: cyndilauper.com

Official Twitter: twitter.com/shebop_aka_cyn

Cyndi Lauper / Memphis Blues (DWT70166 / 878037016628 / J12) – 6/22/10


WATERTOWER MUSIC TO RELEASE SOUNDTRACK FOR “SEX AND THE CITY 2” ON MAY 25

April 22, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 WATERTOWER MUSIC TO RELEASE SOUNDTRACK

FOR “SEX AND THE CITY 2” ON MAY 25

 FEATURES BRAND NEW MUSIC FROM ALICIA KEYS,

JENNIFER HUDSON & LEONA LEWIS, CEE-LO, DIDO AND MORE

  April 21, 2010 – Burbank, CA – The Sex and the City 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released by WaterTower Music both digitally and on CD May 25, 2010. New Line Cinema’s “Sex and the City 2” opens nationwide on Thursday, May 27, 2010.

The follow-up to the first hugely successful “Sex and the City” soundtrack, which debuted on Billboard’s Soundtrack chart at number one and its Top 200 chart at number two, will feature an exciting lineup that includes several platinum artists and consists of 17 songs.  The announcement was made today by WaterTower’s Jason Linn.

The soundtrack will include original music from Grammy and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson, along with global superstar, multi-platinum recording artist and three-time Grammy Award nominee Leona Lewis.  T-Pain produces a new song by platinum-selling Cee-Lo and international superstar Dido also contributes an exclusive new track.  Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Academy Award® winner Liza Minnelli covers Beyonce’s chart-topper “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” and 12-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys performs her own extraordinary new version of the Blondie classic “Rapture,” produced by Salaam Remi, who has worked with Amy Winehouse and Wyclef Jean.

The soundtrack also features the stars of “Sex and the City 2,” Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, performing the Helen Reddy classic “I Am Woman.”

The full track listing is as follows:

  1. Alicia Keys – “Rapture”
  2. Dido – “Everything to Lose”
  3. Cee-Lo – “Language of Love”
  4. Erykah Badu – “Window Seat”
  5. Natacha Atlas – “Kidda”
  6. Michael McGregor – “Euphrates Dream”
  7. Liza Minnelli – “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
  8. Ricki-Lee – “Can’t Touch It”
  9. Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down”

10.  Jennifer Hudson and Leona Lewis – “Love Is Your Color”

11.  Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon – “I Am Woman”

12.  Sex and the City Men’s Choir – “If Ever I Would Leave You”

13.  Sex and the City Men’s Choir – “Sunrise, Sunset”

14.  Sex and the City Men’s Choir – “Till There Was You”

15.  Shayna Steele, Jordan Ballard, Kamilah Marshall – “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”

16.  Liza Minnelli with Billy Stritch – “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”

17.  Aaron Zigman – “Divas and Dunes”

About “Sex and the City 2”

The fun, the fashion, the friendship: “Sex and the City 2” brings it all back and more as Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) take another bite out of The Big Apple—and beyond—carrying on with their busy lives and loves in a sequel that truly sparkles.

New Line Cinema Presents, In Association with Home Box Office, In Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Darren Star Production, A Film by Michael Patrick King, “Sex and the City 2.”  King directed the film from his own screenplay, based on the TV series created by Darren Star, based on characters from the book by Candace Bushnell.  King also produced the film with Sarah Jessica Parker, Darren Star and John Melfi.  Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener and Marcus Viscidi served as executive producers.  “Sex and the City 2” stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, with John Corbett and Chris Noth, as well as David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Jason Lewis, Willie Garson and Mario Cantone. The film opens nationwide on May 27, 2010, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.  www.sexandthecitymovie.com

WATERTOWER MUSIC, the in-house music label for Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., has been releasing recorded music since 2002.  Distributed by Fontana Distribution, the independent arm of Universal Music Group Distribution, WTM has released over 70 titles, including the film soundtracks to the multi-platinum “Hairspray,” “Sex and the City,” “Valentine’s Day” “The Hangover,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” and “Sherlock Holmes.” Its 2010 release schedule will include “Going the Distance,” “Due Date” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”

For more information, please contact:

Joe Kara, WaterTower Music

310-967-6953

WaterTowerMusic@warnerbros.com

VARIOUS – Sex and the City 2:  Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (WTM39192/794043141560/C16) avialable 5/25/10!


ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR ROBERT RODRIGUEZ HELMS BOB SCHNEIDER (KIRTLAND) VIDEO!!

March 30, 2010

Acclaimed Director Robert Rodriguez Helms Bob Schneider Video

 Robert Rodriguez, critically acclaimed director of Sin City, Grindhouse and From Dusk Till Dawn found time in between the production of his latest films Machete and Predators to shoot a music video for Austin-based musician Bob Schneider’s new single, “40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet).”

 The video, which features actress Kat Dennings (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) in the lead female role playing opposite Bob Schneider  is an ironic romantic encounter between two people who represent different lifestyles, described simply as digital and analog.

 “I had Bob come over to visit Troublemaker Studios and found out he didn’t have a video for ’40 Dogs’,” said Robert Rodriguez. “I love the song, so I put together an idea and am very excited with how the video is turning out.”

 The video was shot on location in Austin and features many of the city’s points of interests such as Zilker Park, Auditorium Shores, Antone’s Nightclub, Hotel Saint Cecilia and other local dives.

 Production is expected to be completed in a couple of weeks. Plans for the video’s release are forthcoming.

 “40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet)”has already received more radio airplay than any previous song that Schneider  has released, logging over four months in the Top 20 on the Mediabase Triple A Radio chart. The song is currently being promoted on the Hot AC radio format and is in rotation on stations across the country.

BOB SCHNEIDER – LOVELY CREATURES (KR47/186535004727/C13) Available Now!


ROLLING STONES INK DVD DEAL WITH EAGLE!!

March 24, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                              

 

ROLLING STONES INK DVD DEAL WITH EAGLE
  

New York, NY (March 18, 2010)—Eagle Rock Entertainment are delighted to announce that they have signed a deal with the Rolling Stones to release two DVDs this year.  The Rolling Stones have long been viewed by many as Britain’s most important rock ‘n’ roll band and these releases, concentrating on some of their finest work laid down in the ’70s, will certainly cement that reputation.
 
The first of the releases Stones In Exile is the story of the making of the classic album Exile On Main Street, which was released in 1972 as a double LP and is considered by many to be their masterpiece.  This title is due to be released in June with substantial bonus material and follows the broadcast of the main show by the BBC in late May, and the reissue of the album at the same time.
 
The second of the releases is Ladies And Gentlemen…The Rolling Stones, the legendary Rolling Stones concert film from 1972.  Fully restored from the original film, it will be released nationally in cinemas and then receive its first ever authorized DVD release.  The title will also be released in high definition on Blu-ray in the Autumn of 2010.
 
The Rolling Stones line-up featured on both Stones In Exile and Ladies And Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones is: Mick Jagger – vocals; Keith Richards – guitars; Bill Wyman – bass; Charlie Watts – drums; Mick Taylor – guitars.
 
Geoff Kempin of Eagle Rock commented, “We are delighted to add a band of such unparalleled caliber as the Rolling Stones to our catalogue and are delighted to be bring to consumers a pair of such important and high quality titles.”
 
Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Germany, France & Toronto.


DAVE ‘BUCKET’ COLWELL TO RELEASE LONG AWAITED ALBUM ON REALITY/AAO!

February 26, 2010

AAO Music is proud to announce the release of Dave ‘Bucket’ Colwell’s album Guitars, Beers & Tears on the REALITY label on June 8, 2010.

Not since his contributions on the Bad Company releases Company of Strangers and Tales Told and Untold has Colwell written and performed so extensively on an album.

Guitars, Beers & Tears  has been a labor of love for Colwell which has been over three years in the making.  Colwell wrote and produced the entire album which is a classic dedication to rock music.

In order to complete the album ‘Bucket’ enlisted the help of his  many friends and colleagues from his early years working with Iron Maiden through his 14 year tenure with Bad Company.  The culmination is a 12 song classic album performed by an amazing group of rock stars and showcases the ever growing talent of Dave ‘Bucket’ Colwell as a writer and guitarist.  His work as a guitarist has already garnered ‘Bucket’ induction in the Harrod’s Guitar Hall of Fame.  This honor was bestowed upon ‘Bucket’ in 2007.

Peter G. Kuys, Chairman of AAO Music, has been personally involved in stering this project.  When asked about Guitars, Beers & Tears, Kuys said “this is a great rock project for our REALITY label and a chance to revisit our rock roots in 2010.  I feel this album has the ability to be one of the best rock albums of the 21st Century.  Dave is not only an exceptional rock guitarist but is also one of rock’s greatest writers — a true Rock God.”

Dave “Bucket” Colwell – Guitars, Beers, & Tears (info to come) available 6/8/10