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Trailer Released For Reissue Of Whitesnake’s 1987 Album

The classic album turns 30 this year and the band is celebrating with four new versions, including an expansive boxed set.

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Whitesnake had already released a string of Top 10 albums in the UK, Europe and Japan before the band conquered the entire world with its 1987 record, which was certified multi-platinum and featured the smash single “Here I Go Again.” The classic album turns 30 this year and the band is celebrating with four new versions, including an expansive boxed set.

Whitesnake: Super Deluxe Edition will be available on October 6 for $49.98. The 4-CD/DVD collection includes the original album with newly remastered sound, unreleased live and studio recordings, classic music videos, concert footage, a thirty-minute documentary, featuring a new interview with David Coverdale, Whitesnake’s founder and lead singer. The music comes with a sixty-page hardbound book that’s filled with rare and unseen photos from the era, an extended essay based on new interviews with Coverdale, plus a booklet of the album’s lyrics, handwritten by Coverdale. The audio will also be available via digital download and streaming services.

Three other versions of Whitesnake will also be available the same day. A Deluxe Edition will be available in both 2-CD ($19.98) and 2-LP ($29.98) versions, each including the newly remastered album expanded with a selection of unreleased bonus recordings. A single-disc version of the newly remastered album will also be available.

This also marks the first release under a newly signed catalog deal with Whitesnake and Rhino Entertainment, the catalog division of Warner Music Group. This new deal includes both the North American and Japanese rights, marking the first time a substantial amount of the Whitesnake catalog will reside under Warner Music Group worldwide.

“It gives me great joy to finally have so much of my Whitesnake catalog all under the same roof with the Warner family and I’m thrilled to be now working with this tremendous team on a worldwide basis,” says Coverdale. “I have great memories of being with Warner back in my days with Deep Purple. Then when I was with Geffen, they were distributed by Warner, so it feels like coming home to now have Whitesnake there. This elaborate reissue is the perfect project to kick off the new relationship.”

“Whitesnake is one of the all-time great rock n’ roll bands, with David being an absolute icon as a vocalist and front man,” says Rhino president Mark Pinkus. “We are absolutely thrilled to now have so much of the Whitesnake catalog with Warner on a global basis and are excited for the fans to see what great releases we have planned for the coming years.”

Soon after its release in April 1987, Whitesnake became a huge success around the world, selling multi million copies. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard album chart and spawned four popular singles: “Still Of The Night,” “Give Me All Your Love,” “Is This Love” (which reached #2) and the #1 hit “Here I Go Again.”

Whitesnake: Super Deluxe Edition comes with an entire disc of unreleased live performances featuring Adrian Vandenberg, Vivian Campbell and Tommy Aldridge, recorded during the band’s 1987-88 tour. The music includes live versions of several tracks from 1987, plus Whitesnake classics “Slide It In,” “Love Ain’t No Stranger” and “Slow An’ Easy.”

An additional disc spotlights the creative process behind Whitesnake with a selection of elevent unreleased demo and rehearsal recordings, including early versions of nearly every song on the album called 87 Evolutions. The final disc introduces newly remixed versions the album’s four singles, and includes rare radio mixes, as well as songs from 87 Versions, an EP released exclusively in Japan.

The DVD from Whitesnake: Super Deluxe Edition includes music videos for the four singles, all of which have been carefully restored and remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound for the first time ever. In addition, the DVD also features a new thirty-minute documentary about the making of Whitesnake, a new promo video made especially for this set of the 1988 version of “Here I Go Again” and unreleased live footage from the 1987-88 tour.

According to Billboard, a Whitesnake home video will follow on Record Store Black Friday (November 24) as well as a coffee table book chronicling “The Purple Album” cycle from 2015. An all-new Whitesnake studio album is planned for 2018, along with a world tour.

“It was a lot of fun to do,” Coverdale told Billboard of the Whitesnake reissue, “because I don’t go back a lot. I kind of learn from the past to apply those lessons to the future and the present. But my gratitude for (the album) is beyond words. I’ve only ever gone into a studio to try to improve on the last record…There was no, ‘Right, I’m gonna sell thirty-odd million fucking records!’ It was amazing, just amazing, so it’s great to revisit all of this.”

Coverdale also revealed that he has been getting together with Whitesnake guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra for regular writing sessions for a new album that will lively arrive late spring of 2018. “I’m actually very excited about it because it’s the first opportunity both Reb and Joel and I have actually had to sit down and write together,” Coverdale said of what will be Whitesnake’s first set of original material since 2011’s Forevermore. “There’s a lot of what one would refer to as arena rock; Reb and I were talking the other night over dinner and he said, ‘Man, there’s so many songs here that no matter where we play — Portugal or Brazil or Tokyo — they’re gonna get this hook. They’re gonna be punching the fuckin’ air and have a great night.’ And I went, ‘Oh, absolutely — and more than usual,’ which is great. I can’t do throwaway shit. The only reason I’m doing this record are the songs are gonna be a great Whitesnake album for Whitesnake fans — and the band. It’s very exciting.”

Whitesnake: Super Deluxe Edition 4CD/DVD Track Listing:

Disc One: Original Album 2017 Remaster:

01. Still Of The Night
02. Give Me All Your Love
03. Bad Boys
04. Is This Love
05. Here I Go Again ’87
06. Straight For The Heart
07. Looking For Love
08. Children Of The Night
09. You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again
10. Crying In The Rain
11. Don’t Turn Away

Disc Two: Snakeskin Boots [Live On Tour 1987-88]:

01. Bad Boys/Children Of The Night*
02. Slide It In*
03. Slow An’ Easy*
04. Here I Go Again*
05. Guilty Of Love*
06. Is This Love*
07. Love Ain’t No Stranger*
08. Guitar Solo – Adrian and Vivian*
09. Crying In The Rain*
10. Still Of The Night*
11. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City*
12. Give Me All Your Love*

Disc Three: 87 Evolutions [Demos and Rehearsals]:

01. Still Of The Night*
02. Give Me All Your Love*
03. Bad Boys*
04. Is This Love*
05. Straight For The Heart*
06. Looking For Love*
07. Children Of The Night*
08. You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again*
09. Crying In The Rain*
10. Don’t Turn Away*
11. Crying In The Rain (Lil’ Mountain Alternate Take Ruff Mix) *

Disc Four: 87 Versions [2017 Remixes]

01. Still Of The Night – Remix*
02. Is This Love – Remix*
03. Give Me All Your Love – Remix*
04. Here I Go Again 87 – Remix*
05. Standing In The Shadows – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
06. Looking For Love – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
07. You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
08. Need Your Love So Bad – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
09. Here I Go Again – Radio Mix
10. Give Me All Your Love – Single Version

DVD:

01. Still Of The Night – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
02. Here I Go Again 87 – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
03. Is This Love – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
04. Give Me All Your Love – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
05. Documentary about the making of 1987 Album*
06. Here I Go Again – Purplesnake Video Jam*
07. Crying In The Rain – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg*
08. Band Intros – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg*
09. Still Of The Night – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg*

Whitesnake: 30th Anniversary Edition 2LP Track Listing:

Side One:

01. Still Of The Night
02. Bad Boys
03. You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again
04. Straight For The Heart
05. Here I Go Again 87

Side Two:

01. Give Me All Your Love
02. Is This Love
03. Children Of The Night
04. Crying In The Rain
05. Don’t Turn Away

Side Three:

01. Still Of The Night – 2017 Remix *
02. Is This Love – 2017 Remix *
03. Give Me All Your Love – 2017 Remix *
04. Here I Go Again 87 – 2017 Remix *
05. Looking For Love

Side Four:

01. Bad Boys/Children of the Night – Live*
02. Here I Go Again – Live*
03. Is This Love – Live*
04. Give Me All Your Love – Live*
05. Still of the Night – Live*

Whitesnake: 30th Anniversary Edition 2CD Track Listing:

Disc One: Original Album 2017 Remaster

01. Still Of The Night
02. Give Me All Your Love
03. Bad Boys
04. Is This Love
05. Here I Go Again 87
06. Straight For The Heart
07. Looking For Love
08. Children Of The Night
09. You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again
10. Crying In The Rain
11. Don’t Turn Away

Disc Two: Snakeskin Boots [Live On Tour 1987-88]:

01. Bad Boys/Children Of The Night*
02. Slide It In*
03. Slow An’ Easy*
04. Here I Go Again*
05. Guilty Of Love*
06. Is This Love*
07. Love Ain’t No Stranger*
08. Guitar Solo – Adrian and Vivian*
09. Crying In The Rain*
10. Still Of The Night*
11. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City*
12. Give Me All Your Love*

* Previously unreleased

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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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Watch ‘War Pigs’ And ‘N.I.B.’ 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, to be released on November 17, 2017, 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.

With a hit packed set list including “Iron Man,” “Paranoid,” “War Pigs” and many more, the high production values, visual effects and pyrotechnics wowed fans, as the band delivered the most emotionally charged show of their lives. “Because it was Birmingham, it was a special night for us,” said Tony. “It was great to look out and know that all these people have come to see us. What a great feeling. There’s nothing like it.”

All visual formats feature special bonus material of the band playing a selection of their favorite songs not played on tour. These intimate live sessions at Angelic Studios were recorded in the days after their final live performance, and mark the band’s final studio recordings. Geezer said, “It will never be The End for me. I’ll always be a part of Sabbath, and Sabbath will always be a part of me”.

Following last month’s world premiere of a companion documentary film in over 1,700 cinemas around the world, Eagle Vision will release the full live show of The End on November 17 on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, double CD, triple 180gm vinyl and a limited deluxe collector’s edition. A limited number of exclusive merchandise bundles are also available at PledgeMusic.

The End captures a once-in-a-career performance, an essential snapshot of musical history and a fitting farewell to true innovators and original heavy metal icons, Black Sabbath.

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Saxon To Release ‘Thunderbolt’ Album In February

“It’s a storming, smashing, thundering collection of tracks and it’s ready to be unleashed,” exclaims frontman Biff Byford.

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Saxon isn’t wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of Battering Ram in 2015, the heavy metal giants are set to release their latest studio album, Thunderbolt, on February 2, 2018 via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music). The new album features original artwork by long time Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory.

“This is album 22 and it’s called Thunderbolt. It’s a storming, smashing, thundering collection of tracks we’ve been crafting with producer Andy Sneap, and it’s finished ready to be unleashed. Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!” says vocalist Biff Byford.

Three weeks later, the band will embark on the first leg of the Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour. Saxon will be joined by fellow English rockers Diamond Head and metal trio Rock Goddess will perform on the scheduled UK dates, with very special guests Magnum on the UK Hull date only. However, Saxon doesn’t stop there – dates for Thunderbolt Tour Part 2 will be announced in early 2018.

“This is part one of the colossal Thunderbolt World tour. We’re going to be touring the whole of 2018 so get your tickets and join the ride. It’s going to be fast and furious, dark and brooding. Monumental riffing and screaming vocals – loud and proud – it’s going to be a Saxon tour, unique in every way!” adds Byford.

Since the 1970s, Saxon have proven their ability to take rock ‘n roll and give it an electrifying edge which has since cemented their status as pioneers of the British heavy metal wave. With over twenty studio albums under their belt, Saxon have made it their steadfast dedication to creating a dynamic body of work – a staple of their career.

Thunderbolt track listing:

01. Olympus Rising
02. Thunderbolt
03. The Secret Of Flight
04. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
05. They Played Rock And Roll
06. Predator
07. Sons Of Odin
08. Sniper
09. A Wizard’s Tale
10. Speed Merchants
11. Roadie’s Song
12. Nosferatu (Raw Version) (not available on vinyl)

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Greta Van Fleet Announces ‘From The Fires’ Double EP

“From The Fires” will feature on one disc four brand new recordings as well as the four critically-acclaimed tracks from the band’s break-out EP “Black Smoke Rising.”

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L-R: Danny Wagner, Josh Kiszka,
Sam Kiszka, Jake Kiszka
Photo credit: Michael Lavine

Greta Van Fleet, one of the most exciting up-and-coming rock bands making music today, and just named Best New Artist at this year’s Loudwire Music Awards, will release From The Fires, an eight-song double EP, on November 10 (Lava/Republic Records).

From The Fires will feature on one disc four brand new Greta Van Fleet recordings as well as the four critically-acclaimed tracks from the band’s break-out EP Black Smoke Rising, including “Highway Tune,” the band’s debut single that spent five consecutive weeks at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Radio charts. The four new tracks were recorded last month at Rust Belt Studios in Detroit and produced by the same duo that produced Black Smoke Rising earlier this year, Al Sutton and Marlon Young.

Greta Van Fleet was just named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know.”

According to the band’s vocalist Josh Kiszka, compiling the four Black Smoke Rising tracks with the four new recordings made for an ideal grouping. “All eight of these songs share a theme of basic humanity,” said Kiszka.

From The Fires will be available both digitally and as a physical disc. For those fans that have already purchased the Black Smoke Rising tracks via iTunes, they are invited to complete their From The Fires double EP at a special price. Log onto iTunes for those details.

The cover art for From The Fires was conceived by Josh who said, “When we were all kids, our extended families and friends spent part of every summer together at a place called Yankee Springs. We were out in the middle of the woods, and every night, we’d sit around a campfire, play music and tell stories. I always loved that as it reminded me of ancient times when people would gather around the fires with the tribes’ elders telling fables of wisdom and courage, passing down human history. That concept is where the cover art and title come from.”

Greta Van Fleet – vocalist Josh Kiszka, brothers Jake (guitar) and Sam (bass, keys) and family friend Danny Wagner (drums) – is currently on tour in the U.S. having sold out every one of its headline shows through to the end of the year. Remaining dates are below.

Check out the feature on the band and the double EP that just posted on the Wall Street Journal’s website.

October
29 The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA* SOLD OUT
30 The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA* SOLD OUT

November
1 The Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ* SOLD OUT
30 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL* SOLD OUT

December
1 Limelight Eventplex, Peoria, IL (WIXO Nutcracker 20 X-Mas Show) (GVF co-headline) SOLD OUT
2 Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE* SOLD OUT
5 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY* SOLD OUT
6 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY* SOLD OUTT
12 Capone’s Johnson City, TN SOLD OUT
14 Delmar Hall, St. Louis, MO* SOLD OUT
15 Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS* SOLD OUT
16 Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA* SOLD OUT
18 Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN* SOLD OUT
19 Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN* SOLD OUT
28 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI SOLD OUT
29 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI SOLD OUT
30 Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI SOLD OUT

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