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Rhino Bucket To Release ‘The Last Real Rock ‘N’ Roll’ In April

“The Last Real Rock ‘N’ Roll” was produced by Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spaghetti, who Rhino Bucket first met when the bands toured together in 2006.

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“We never did a ballad. Never will,” states Rhino Bucket singer/rhythm guitarist Georg Dolivo. And the dozen songs on Rhino Bucket’s aptly titled seventh studio album bear witness to his statement: The dirty dozen tunes on The Last Real Rock ‘N’ Roll are no-holds-barred rockers boasting irresistible sing-along choruses, stellar solos, and gut-roiling rhythm section, making for riff-tastic bluesy bar-band rampage. If you don’t stomp your feet to “Falling Down the Stairs” and bang your head to “The Devil You Know,” check your pulse.

The irresistible “Last Call” boasts stellar female backup vocals and Hammond B3 organ for a bit of a stylistic departure, which leads Dolivo to laugh, “Are we in danger of growing up?” The answer is still an emphatic NO. Rhino Bucket has lost none of the hunger, propulsion, beer drinkin’ ‘n’ hell-raising that they began with in 1988, leading Jesse Fink, author of The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, to boldly state: “More than any other band, Rhino Bucket has awakened the ghost of Bon Scott. His spirit lives in their music. They’re more AC/DC than AC/DC – and that’s saying something.”

The Last Real Rock ‘N’ Roll was produced by Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spaghetti, who Rhino Bucket first met when the bands toured North America together in 2006. “We got to know Eddie and really got along. We had great respect for his talent, especially as a songcrafter, and when we got into the studio he was such the positive force,” says Dolivo. “He really understood the band and helped us elevate the songs.” The band sequestered at Studio 64 in Highland Park, CA, for about a month with Spaghetti to lay down The Last Real Rock ‘N’ Roll, leaving egos at the door, and turning amps up to 11.

The Last Real Rock ‘N’ Roll is Rhino Bucket’s first album since 2011’s Who’s Got Mine. Featuring founding members Dolivo and bassist Reeve Downes; renowned guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe (of Kix fame), who’s been with the Bucket for more than 15 years; and drummer, Dave DuCey, the quartet’s years of road work show in the drum-tight playing and vibe.

Loud, proud and unapologetic, Rhino Bucket signed with Warner Brothers/Reprise in 1989 and recorded two albums with the label. Their song “Ride With Yourself” from their second LP, Get Used To It, was featured in the hit movie Wayne’s World. After parting ways with Warner Brothers, Simon Wright (AC/DC and Dio) joined the band for the next album, Pain (1994). In 1996, the band took a hiatus but roared back to life in 2001 when guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe of KIX joined up. The past dozen years have seen the band record the soundtrack for cult stoner film Rolling Kansas, and place songs in several movies, including “Welcome to Hell” in The Wrestler and the title track to The Outdoorsmen: Blood, Sweat and Beers. Rhino Bucket teamed up with Acetate Records in 2006 and has released three all-original albums since then: And Then It Got Ugly (2006), The Hardest Town (2009) and Who’s Got Mine? (2011), along with two compilation albums, No Song Left Behind and Pain And Suffering (both 2007).

The interim between Who’s Got Mine? and The Last Real Rock ‘N’ Roll proved fortuitous, as Dolivo explains: “Sometimes you just to wait for the stars to align. We has numerous starts and stops throughout the years, but it never felt right until we got Eddie on board and the right batch of songs to chose from.” Additionally, Rhino Bucket were (and remain) in constant motion – “like 43 gigs in 46 days, with 21 in a row to start the tour. Several Monsters of Rock cruises and countless other gigs all over the world. It took a while but we didn’t want to rush or push anything, the if I may be so humble, we think the results were worth waiting for.” From the opening entreaty of “Hello Citizens” where Rhino Bucket urge fans to join them on their rockin’ “revolution” (a call to arms in the spirit of AC/DC’s “For Those About To Rock” and Cheap Trick’s “Hello There”), the band rallies the troops with such relatable, irresistible rock anthems as “Last Call,” “Swing And A Miss” and “I’m Your Doctor.”

While Dolivo writes a majority of the lyrics, three of the songs were co-written with original guitarist and co-founder Greg Fields, with Dolivo observing, “It was nice to combine the beginning spirit of the band with where we are now.”

Where they are now is a good place. To wit: Drummer Simon Wright calls his former mates in Rhino Bucket “Real Deal Rock n Roll,” while DJ Will of KNAC.COM Radio raves about their “100% “auto-tune” free Rock N Roll,” and KNAC’s Junkman states: “Rhino Bucket are kick ass, straight ahead rock n roll that makes your biker boots wanna stomp!” Rhino Bucket are survivors, stalwarts in a scene that’s fickle and ever-changing. As Dolivo recalls with a laugh, “The days of ‘Let’s go to Hollywood and be a band and get mansions and Lamborghinis’ is long gone in LA-and everywhere. But if you still have the passion–and we do–you find a way to survive.” And thrive.

Cathouse founder and MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball host Riki Rachtman is another a longtime fan: “In a world filled with bands of every genre and label, Rhino Bucket plays pure bad ass rock ‘n’ roll! And KIX’s Jimmy Chalfant echoes the words of many fans: “Rhino Bucket is one of the few bands I’ve seen numerous times who consistently Rock My Face Off every time.”

Rhino Bucket are humbled by their faithful fans, longevity, and consistent creativity, as Dolvio concludes, “We’ve seen the world together and are still friends. It’s a miracle, right? Brian joining the band after Greg left was a godsend, as was Dave. Musically we all have our shit down, and finally we have four guys who all have the same goal: To simply be the best Rhino Bucket that we can.”

The Last Real Rock ‘N’ Roll track listing:

01. Hello Citizens
02. Everything You Do
03. Last Call
04. I’m Your Doctor
05. So Long
06. It’s A Sin
07. Forgiveness
08. Bang My Drum
09. Swing And A Miss
10. Falling Down The Stairs
11. Misery
12. The Devil You Know

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John 5 And The Creatures To Release ‘It’s Alive!’ Live Album

A 24-page, full color tour book covering the John 5 And The Creatures tour journeys will also be available for separate purchase.

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John 5 and The Creatures (bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix) are set to release a brand new live album, It’s Alive!, in January. Becoming available on Thursday, January 25, 2018, It’s Alive! is the first album released by the world-renowned guitarist to be featured on vinyl. A stunning 24-page, full color tour book covering the John 5 and The Creatures tour journeys so far will also be available for separate purchase.

Pre-orders are available now at www.john-5.com/store, with more options coming soon. Fans can check back to www.john-5.com for updates.

John 5 says about the recording of It’s Alive!, “I remember pulling up to a beautiful venue that we played in Sellersville, Pennsylvania and before we were unloading the equipment, the soundman said, ‘Hey guys, would you like to record the show?’ We said, ‘sure that would be amazing!’ I always wanted to have a really great recording of the show. We were a few weeks into the show so we were really well rehearsed, so I said, ‘Alright guys, let’s not jump around. Let’s just really try to get a great performance because we only have one shot – no other shows if we mess up!’ So, we explained to the crowd that we would be recording. You can hear that on the recording of the album, which makes it very magical. It came out amazingly! That’s the magic of live albums to me – capturing the performance.”

It’s Alive! track listing:

01. Guitars, Tits and Monsters
02. Flight of The Vulcan Kelly
03. Six Hundred and Sixty Six Pickers In Hell, CA
04. Here’s to the Crazy Ones
05. This is my Rifle
06. Jiffy Jam
07. Hall Haw
08. Season Of The Witch
09. The Nightmare Unravels
10. Portrait of Sydney Sloan
11. Triple D
12. Black Grass Plague
13. Behind The Nut Love
14. Making Monsters
15. Beat It
16. Now Fear This
17. Medley

John 5 adds, “I’m so proud of it that I wanted to put it out and also tour it like bands used to tour live albums back in the 70s. I thought that was so cool! I’ve put out a lot of records, so I thought – goddammit, I’m going to do it!”

John 5 and The Creatures will begin an extensive tour of the United States in February for a first leg, and will pick back up in late March for a second. The tour will start in Orlando, FL on February 1 and come to an end in Tacoma, WA on April 21. Tickets will become available very soon, and VIP packages will be available exclusively at www.john-5.com/store. See below for a full listing of dates.

John 5 And The Creatures It’s Alive! tour dates:

2/1 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
2/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
2/3 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
2/5 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
2/6 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
2/7 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
2/8 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
2/9 – College Park, MD @ Milkboy
2/10 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
2/11 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope Theater
2/12 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
2/13 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
2/14 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
2/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock
2/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
2/17 – Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
2/18 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
2/20 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
2/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
2/22 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
2/23 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
2/24 – Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds
3/29 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
3/30 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/31 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
4/2 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
4/3 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
4/4 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
4/5 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
4/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
4/7 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d
4/8 – Fullerton, CA @ SlideBar
4/11 – Ventura, CA @ Discovery
4/12 – San Jose, CA @ Ritz
4/13 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
4/14 – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery
4/15 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
4/17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
4/18 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
4/19 – Bend, OR @ Volacanic Pub
4/20 – Portland, OR @ Hard Rock PDX
4/21 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome – Tacoma Guitar Festival

Many songs that will be heard on tour and on It’s Alive! can be found in their original form via the latest John 5 and The Creatures studio album, Season Of The Witch. The album can be ordered via iTunes, Amazon and John-5.com, or streamed via Spotify. Season Of The Witch showcases experimentation with various genres – including western swing, Spanish flamenco, heavy metal and more – thoroughly showcasing John 5’s diverse virtuosic abilities.

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Watch Trailer For Michael Sweet’s ‘Sole: Songs And Stories’ DVD

The DVD will include an acoustic performance, a brand new interview and never-before-seen archive footage.

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A trailer for Stryper frontman Michael Sweet’s new solo DVD, Sole: Songs And Stories From A Life In Music, can be seen below. The set was filmed on June 2 at the Narrows Center For The Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts and will be made available at Sweet’s official webstore.

With a running time of 102 minutes, Sole: Songs And Stories From A Life In Music will include the above-mentioned acoustic performance, a brand new interview and never-before-seen archive footage.

The track listing for the acoustic performance is as follows:

01. You Know What To Do
02. Honestly
03. Always There For You
04. All For One
05. Someday
06. Real
07. Save Me
08. I’m Not Your Suicide
09. Strong
10. Dying Rose
11. Calling On You
12. To Hell With The Devil

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Watch ‘Children Of The Grave’ From Black Sabbath’s ‘The End’ DVD

‘The End’ captures the legendary line-up celebrating their storied career, marking the closure of a monumental chapter in rock history.

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Almost five decades ago, the toll of a bell and rolling thunder marked the conception of an ear splittingly monolithic riff. In that moment, Black Sabbath and the sound of Heavy Metal were forged. The band embarked on what Ozzy describes as “the most incredible adventure you could think of,” a journey that would go on to define a genre.

The End, released on November 17, captured the final destination of that adventure – an unforgettable farewell show at the Genting Arena in Black Sabbath’s hometown of Birmingham. Filmed February 4, 2017, The End captures the legendary line-up celebrating their storied career, marking the closure of a monumental chapter in rock history.

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W.A.S.P. Unveil Details For ‘ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)’

The 25th anniversary of the iconic hit album will also include the original ‘The Crimson Idol’ movie on DVD and Blu-ray.

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Crimson Idol — the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, which was originally intended to be accompanied by a movie, with several hundred hours of film that were shot to create approximately 60 minutes of movie footage. The album is still considered to be the best of W.A.S.P.’s career, and one of the greatest concept albums of all time. It undoubtedly belongs in every metalhead’s record collection.

Napalm Records now proudly presents ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol), the 25th anniversary of the iconic hit album plus the original The Crimson Idol movie on DVD and Blu-ray. For the first time ever as originally intended — film and soundtrack united and released as one special product. The product will also feature four missing songs that were originally intended to be part of the original The Crimson Idol.

ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol) will be released worldwide on February 2, 2018 via Napalm Records.

CD 1 track listing:

01. The Titanic Overture
02. The Invisible Boy
03. Arena Of Pleasure
04. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue)
05. The Gypsy Meets The Boy
06. Michael’s Song
07. Miss You
08. Doctor Rockter

CD 2 track listing:

01. I Am One
02. The Idol
03. Hold On To My Heart
04. Hey Mama
05. The Lost Boy
06. The Peace
07. Show Time
08. The Great Misconceptions Of Me

In 1992 W.A.S.P. released The Crimson Idol. It’s the story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music years later, he rises to international superstardom – later followed by a catastrophic fall.

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Joe Perry Announces ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto’ Solo Album

The new album features guest appearances from a long list of Joe’s friends like Robin Zander, David Johansen, and Terry Reid.

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Joe Perry – legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith – is readying his new solo album Sweetzerland Manifesto for release on January 19, 2018.

Due out on his own Roman Records imprint (distributed worldwide by AMPED Distribution), Sweetzerland Manifesto marks Perry’s sixth solo album and is comprised of 10 new tracks. They were all written or co-written by Joe (many with the album’s guest vocalists), except for a cover of “Eve Of Destruction” with Joe on lead vocals and Johnny Depp on drums. The album features guest appearances from a long list of Joe’s friends, colleagues and rock and roll icons. Highlights include “Aye, Aye, Aye,” which Joe co-wrote with the track’s vocalist Robin Zander, and three collaborations with David Johansen, who sings “I Wanna Roll,” “Haberdasher Blues,” and “I’m Going Crazy,” plus as many co-writes with Terry Reid whose lead vocals light up “I’ll Do Happiness,” (with Zak Starkey on drums), “Sick & Tired” and “Won’t Let Me Go.”

Sweetzerland Manifesto was recorded at Studio 1480 in Los Angeles and produced by Joe Perry and Bruce Witkin, with Johnny Depp serving as executive producer and additional help from Jack Douglas who co-wrote and co-produced a number of tracks. It was engineered by Witkin and Tony Perry. The album was mixed by Tony Perry with Ari Blitz serving as assistant mix engineer at After Master in Los Angeles. On the album, Joe also teams up with sons Tony and Roman on “Spanish Sushi,” which was produced and arranged by The Perry Boys with Joe on guitars and bass, Roman adding synthesizer programming and Tony handling drum programming.

“It’s going to be interesting to see what songs people gravitate to because there’s such a wide variety of tunes,” Joe notes.

em>Sweetzerland Manifesto track listing:

01. Rumble In The Jungle (instrumental)
02. I’ll Do Happiness (featuring Terry Reid)
03. Aye, Aye, Aye (featuring Robin Zander)
04. I Wanna Roll (featuring David Johansen)
05. Sick & Tired (featuring Terry Reid)
06. Haberdasher Blues (featuring David Johansen)
07. Spanish Sushi (instrumental)
08. Eve Of Destruction (featuring Joe Perry)
09. I’m Going Crazy (featuring David Johansen)
10. Won’t Let Me Go (featuring Terry Reid)

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