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Captain Howdy

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    Motley Crue back in the studio

    The point is that their live shows do not impress you because your screen name gives away your bias. And the money Crue have made is about how good their shows are. And who gives a rats arse about who is the better singer or guitarist. When I go see a show I dont care how technically gifted the musicians are, just how good the fucking show is. And gimme Motley any day of the week.
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    Motley Crue back in the studio

    Y&T blow them away ... tell that to their bank balance and the millions of fans that Crue have over Y&T. Ha Ha Ha. I own one Y&T best of, and to be honest, most of their songs are weak as balls beyond a few songs.
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    Halestorm - Vicious

    So I took a few weeks away from this and went back and listened to it again with fresh ears, and have to say it has improved as the songs had a familiarity I did not expect. Seems they did sink in more than I thought initially. Still maintain that it is not what I was hoping for, but it is still a very good album. Maybe I have just been a little hard on it because I am such a fan of the band.
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    Japanese Editions

    It was always that they had to pay more for CD's than anywhere else in the world, so they got extra tracks. I was also lead to believe that the CDs themselves are actually better quality than their US/Euro counterparts.
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    Midnite City 2

    As expected, more of the same great stuff as the debut
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    Skin - Mahna Mahna

    For those who never heard this back in the day, Skin did a great version of the Muppet classic as a single b-side, and someone has set it to the original video.
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    Billy Morris & The Sunset Strip

    Former Warrant guitarist to release new album Holdin' all the aces August 24th Tracklisting: Lose Control Party Like The Weekend Never Ends Holdin’ All The Aces Dressed Up Like A Millionaire When I Fall Stop Me You Set Me Up (The Handgun Song) Hook It Up Mr. Ed All The Right Words Don’t Know How to Quit Dissolve Cold and Bittersweet You Won’t See Comin’ First single Certainly has a classic 80s vibe. Vocals kinda remind me of Ace Frehley though.
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    Midnite City 2

    Midnite City 50 mins · **BREAKING NEWS** 'GIVE ME LOVE' the first single/ promo video from our new album 'THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD' (released October 26th on AOR Heaven) will be released the first week of September! Stay tuned for daily updates starting on Monday x
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    Aldo Nova 2.0

    What is with all the random noises detracting from the music, and what the fuck has happened to his voice?
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    Aldo Nova 2.0

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    Ace Frehley - Spaceman

    That guitar is defo not really there.
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    Enuff Z'Nuff - Diamond Boy

    First impression of the album is it is actually pretty good as it really does capture that classic EZN sound. It is amazing to think that this is actually the first studio album without Donnie on it considering how long Monaco then Chip have been the vocalists. Chip had always had a similar vocal style to Donnie anyway, albeit a bit gruffer and not as refined, and on here there are times when you might even think Donnie was still involved, but a lot of that is achieved by autotune for certain. The vocals all through this album are autotuned to the point it does become somewhat distracting. I do think though that it does give it that more "trippy" 60s vibe, which with a band like this, actually kinda works. None of the songs on this will go down as classics, and it really does lose that emotional depth you get with Donnie, but it is certainly a good addition to their catalogue.
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    Ace Frehley - Spaceman

    That artwork is bad. Looks like someone with a passing knowledge of Photoshop did it for him and could not even be bothered downloading new fonts.
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    Dan Reed Network - Fight Another Day

    So apparently the album goes on sale in November, and pre-sale for special bundles etc will be announced this Friday.
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    I got the album this morning, and it isnt bad. Certainly heard better, but it has some good tunes on it. As mentioned already, the one thing I worry about with them is that their management seems to have them thinking they really are huge stars already. It almost comes across as a comedy movie like Spinal Tap with regards to how the management hype them.
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    Midnite City 2

    So after 6 months of solid hard work, our 2nd album 'THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD' is finally finished and will be coming your way on October 26th via our label AOR Heaven. We have a really special album release show in Nottingham in the works (more updates on that soon) Plus 2 singles/ music videos also on the way in the coming months... We've worked our asses off with this album but we feel that the results really will speak for themselves and we already know you're gonna love it. So without further a do, we give you...... MIDNITE CITY - THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. 1 - HERE COMES THE PARTY 2 - GIVE ME LOVE 3 - YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND ME 4 - LIFE AIN'T LIKE THIS ON THE RADIO 5 - WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT 6 - TONIGHT YOU'RE ALL I NEED 7 - HARD TO GET OVER 8 - TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE 9 - HEAVEN'S FALLING 10 - GAVE UP GIVING UP 11 - UNTIL THE END
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    Midnite City 2

    A bit late on this info
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    Halestorm - Vicious

    But I still retain my Halestorm fanboy status with a signed copy of the CD and a signed litho of the cover as well ha ha
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    Halestorm - Vicious

    As was already said, I am usually one of their biggest supporters and even thought the last album was great beyond one or two songs. Now while I still think this is a decent album, I got it the same time as the new Dee Snider album, and was expecting the Halestorm one to be the better of the two, but Dee has been on constant replay and Halestorm is barely getting a look in.
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    The Treatment - Let's Get Dirty

    If it wasn't for the different vocals, if I had heard this without knowing who it was I would have thought it was Airbourne.
  21. Well it is starting to show that Phil made the right choice jumping from the previous version of Guns with Steve Riley to the new version with Tracii Guns. He stated from the off that the reason he did it was that version of the band was going nowhere, and they were not recording any new stuff. http://bravewords.com/news/l-a-guns-new-album-wasnt-tomorrow-great-due-in-march-2019 Prior to headlining The Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario, L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns – who recently reunited with vocalist Phil Lewis – invited BraveWords scribe Aaron Small on board the band’s tour bus for an exclusive chat about all things LAG. First matter of discussion was the recent L.A. Guns lineup change. In March of 2018, guitarist Michael Grant (who had been with the group since 2013) and LAG parted ways. Then Johnny Monaco (Enuff Z’nuff) joined the band for a very brief stint, and now Adam Hamilton – who played bass on LAG albums Waking The Dead, and Tales From The Strip – is the new rhythm guitarist. “We had (guitar) pics made that just say Stage Right on them; we never know who’s coming or going on that side of the stage,” jokes Tracii. “Adam’s been in the band forever (from 2001 – 2007). I just thought it would be really cool to have this kind of shredder guitar player on the other side; make a spectacle of it. But I guess in the end, that’s not really what L.A. Guns is. Having Adam, even at rehearsal before the shows, it was like, ‘oh, that’s solid!’ I’m always trying to improve things that don’t need to be improved. Right now, it’s nice.” Last month Tracii took to Instagram saying he was about to record “what has to be the best guitar work I have ever done.” Reflecting upon that posting, Tracii admits, “That’s where the stress lies. People are paying attention to me all of a sudden, which they really didn’t for years. It’s got to be good, it’s got to be something. I think we managed to raise the bar a little bit with the one that’s going to be out next.” That next album is nearly complete, with all the music in the can. “Just waiting for Phil to finish (his vocals). Everything’s done. All the lyrics are written, all the melodies. The songs are done, he’s got five in the bag, so he’s got to do seven more.” We’re looking at a twelve-track album then? “I think it’s going to be eleven with a bonus track. Wait, no, no, it’s 13 songs; all original, no covers. No ballads. There’s something close to a ballad; it’s a murder ballad, ‘One More Season In Hell’. We have a song that is like The Cult – Sonic Temple, it’s called ‘Gone Honey’ – that’s a really cool, different kind of thing. A lot of the album’s really heavy. There’s ‘The Devil You Know’, ‘Loaded Bomb’, ‘Boom’, ‘Rage’ – we have some with one-word titles and some with all these words in the title. The album’s going to be called Wasn’t Tomorrow Great.” When it comes to artwork, that title lends itself to so many different possibilities. “Yeah, we were thinking about calling the album Gravity’s In Control. But, last minute change. Phil’s wife was coming up with this concept for the globe hanging in space, but it was the L.A. Guns logo. I think that’s still in order, cause you’re looking at the world – Wasn’t Tomorrow Great – when you dream, it’s always about something that’s going to happen. The dreams are usually great.” Tracii handles all of the guitar parts on Wasn’t Tomorrow Great; lead and rhythm. “It was recorded just me, Johnny (Martin – bass), and Shane (Fitzgibbon – drums),” confirms the six-stringer. Wasn’t Tomorrow Great is coming out really quickly as the previous studio album, The Missing Peace, was released in October 2017, and the live album, Made In Milan, was just released in March 2018. New material is always welcome, but why such a rush? Why not tour on The Missing Peace more? “Because we toured so much before The Missing Peace,” answers Tracii. “And, people have a short attention span. It’s nice to hear now – today – how much people are still listening to The Missing Peace. We weren’t going to do one this quick, we were going to wait about another six months from this point, but we had a break and I was home, and I wrote all the music really quickly; not intentionally. I didn’t sit down and say, ‘ok, got to write an album now.’ It was like, ‘we’re supposed to start writing soon…’ Then all this really, really cool stuff came out. Me and Phil, we have a co-writer, this guy Mitch Davis. I just started sending him demos and he was like, ‘Holy Shit!’ I was like, ‘Jesus Christ, let’s just do this.’” And the potential release date? “We’re looking at March through Frontiers Music.” Once again, Tracii is producing the album. “I did the last one, I did this one. I don’t wanna fuck with the system; the system works. We did do an upgrade on this. We went to a really nice studio – Big Bad Sound LA – to record drums, to record all the instruments. Where on the last album, we went to pretty nice studios to do the drums, and then everything was done in my studio after that. But I managed to get 95% of the guitar done in the same room where we recorded drums, which adds a certain kind of togetherness. I used the same room mics for the guitars that we used for the drums. It’s like, wow! You just pull the faders up and it doesn’t need to be mixed, everything fits. It was like a Godsend.” All counted, there’s seven L.A. Guns albums of original material featuring both Tracii and Phil. Does that mean the songs found on Tales From The Strip (2005) and Hollywood Forever (2012) – which featured guitarist Stacey Blades in place of Tracii Guns – are dead and buried, never to be played live again? “Fuck those songs man. That’s not L.A. Guns, I’m not on those records.” To be fair, the unexpected does happen occasionally. Case in point, Guns N’ Roses performing “Slither” by Velvet Revolver live. Of course, Velvet Revolver featured GN’R members Slash and Duff McKagan, along with Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland. No one ever thought Axl Rose would sing that song, but he is. “I think Axl’s being nice,” offers Tracii. “It is a good song, it was massive on radio. But nobody knows shit off those fucking L.A. Guns records; it’s the truth. Nobody knows shit off half the records I did with L.A. Guns either. The first three, maybe a glimpse of Vicious Circle, a glimpse of Waking The Dead. Those are records we love, and there’s certain songs from those that the audience knows, but overall, to be realistic, the first two records and ‘Kiss My Love Goodbye’ and ‘Over The Edge’ off Hollywood Vampires – that is by far and away the most popular stuff. Then there’s The Missing Peace – it came out of nowhere.” (L.A. Guns photo by Amy Maglieri, Tracii Guns photo by Aaron Small) Catch L.A. Guns live in concert at the following shows: August 9 - Cornerstone - Berkeley, CA 10 - Holy Diver - Sacramento, CA 11 - Rock Star University House Of Rock - Santa Rosa, CA 31 - O2 Academy Islington - London, United Kingdom September 1 - O2 Academy Sheffield - Sheffield, United Kingdom - SOLD OUT 2 - Riverside - Newcastle, United Kingdom 4 - The Robin 2 - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom 5 - The Craufurd Arms - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 6 - Rebellion - Manchester, United Kingdom 8 - The Tivoli - Buckley, United Kingdom 10 - Cacaofabriek - Helmond, Netherlands 11 - Turock - Essen, Germany 12 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany 14 - L’empreint - Savigny-Le-Temple, France 15 - Castle of Princess d'Arenberg - Raismes, France 16 - Hair Metal Heaven Festival - Hull, United Kingdom October 6 - Streeters - Traverse City, MI 12 - Riverside Ballroom - Green Bay, WI November 29 - Proof Rooftop Lounge - Houston, TX December 7 - The State Theatre - Harrah, OK 8 - IDL Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
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    New Dee Snider song

    Stay away from me
  23. Part of me wonders if they wrote a shit load of songs for Missing peace, and a lot of this is from those sessions. Either way, if it is even half as good as that album, it will be something to look forward to.
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    New Dee Snider song

    Really enjoying this one. And got a damn nice special edition too.
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    Halestorm - Vicious

    For anyone interested, the Walmart version has two bonus tracks, Letters & Nobody. The vinyl, which is not out yet, also has those two bonus tracks plus two more, Now that you're gone & Golden. Someone on Facebook pointed out that it is not fair to give the vinyl bonus tracks and leave everyone else out in the cold, and Lzzy gave some excuse about it being a reward for their patience due to the delay for vinyl, but that the bonus tracks will become available for everyone else somehow later down the line. I know it is not the bands fault, and is pure record label decision, but it really is this kinda shit that pisses people off and turns people to illegal downloading. I said on that post that I understand why Jap releases get bonus tracks due to the price they have to pay for CDs, but in this day and age there really is no excuse for different formats having different amounts of songs.

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