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Santana & Journey legend Gregg Rolie to play acoustic solo show at NYC’s Iridium

February 20th, 2012 by Craig Hartranft

2/20/2012 – Gregg Rolie, co-founder of two multi-platinum super groups, Santana and Journey, will make two unique solo appearances on March 2 & 3, 2012 at the famed Iridium in NYC. The legendary Iridium has a dual history as both a jazz institution and the home of Les Paul, who performed at the venue regularly from 1996-2009. Les Paul Mondays were always an event with such iconic guitarists as Jeff Beck, Steve Miller, Todd Rundgren and Ted Nugent sitting in with the Les Paul Trio. Gregg Rolie’s two-day performances at the Iridium come on the heals of his new solo EP, “Five Days”. Gregg, along with his special guest, blues guitarist Alan Haynes, will be playing selections from the new EP along with many old favorites. He’ll share stories from his 40-plus year career and answer questions from the audience during the show. After his performance, there will be a meet and greet with the audience and Gregg will be on hand for pictures and autographs. (more…)

Tags: acoustic show, Blues Rock, classic rock, concert, Greg Rolie, Iridium, Journey, Melodic Hard Rock, Melodic Rock, New York City, Santana, singer
Posted in Blues, Classic Rock, Melodic Rock, Music Industry News

Dangerdog Music Reviews picks some really good albums from 2011

December 29th, 2011 by Craig Hartranft

Dangerdog Music Reviews Best of 20112011 was another banner year for all things melodic hard rock and heavy metal, progressive rock and metal. However, after reviewing more than 400 albums, and listening to nearly 200 more submissions, it’s hard, sometimes, to recall what truly stood out, what real cream rose to the top.

But being the glutton for punishment that I am, once more I’ll attempt to pick my favorites of 2011. Here’s my top picks, about 15,  in three general genres: aor/melodic (sometimes hard) rock, heavy metal, and progressive rock/metal. Again, these are in no particular order. (more…)

Tags: 2011, best music of 2011, best of, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, lists, Melodic Hard Rock, music, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Melodic Hard Rock, Melodic Heavy Metal, Music Industry News, Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock

UFO: ‘Seven Deadly’ Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

December 18th, 2011 by Craig Hartranft

UFO Seven DeadlyBritish rock legends UFO will release their new album, “Seven Deadly”, on February 28, 2012 (one day earlier internationally) via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort, which was recorded with producer Tommy Newton at his Area 51 studio in Celle, Germany, will be made available as a limited-edition digipack (including two bonus tracks), a double gatefold LP with printed innersleeves and colored vinyl, standard-edition CD and as a digital download. (more…)

Tags: Andy Parker, artwork, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Melodic Hard Rock, new album, Paul Raymond, Phil Mogg, Seven Deadly, track listing, UFO, Vinnie Moore
Posted in Blues, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Melodic Hard Rock, Music Industry News

Legendary Alice Cooper group drummer Neal Smith to unleash ‘KillSmith Two’ this fall

October 31st, 2011 by Craig Hartranft

Kill Smith Two album art10/31/2011 – Westport, CT – Hot on the heels of his induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, legendary Alice Cooper Group drummer Neal Smith is preparing to unleash upon the world his most aggressive release to date – ‘KillSmith Two’; a mind blistering, head banging masterpiece in metal macabre. Neal Smith, who recently reunited with Alice Cooper and recorded several new tracks for Alice’s ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ (which also features fellow AC Group members Michael Bruce and Dennis Dunaway), promises his new CD will rock you to your very soul and then stomp on it! (more…)

Tags: Alice Cooper, classic rock, Hard Rock, KillSmith Two, Melodic Hard Rock, Neal Smith
Posted in Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Melodic Hard Rock, Melodic Rock, Music Industry News

Guitarist Rick Tedesco’s ‘A Light in the Attic’ features legends Ian Hunter and Dennis Dunaway

August 12th, 2011 by Craig Hartranft

8/12/2011 – Westport, CT – Guitarists around the planet are buzzing with excitement about the debut solo CD release by guitar maestro Rick Tedesco titled ‘A Light In The Attic”. Known for his guitar and studio work with Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee and original Alice Cooper Group founding member Dennis Dunaway’s group the Dennis Dunaway Project, as well as Mott the Hoople legend Ian Hunter, Rick Tedesco’s new CD promises to deliver a heavy dose of hard driving rock and roll! (more…)

Tags: A Light in the Attic, CD release, Dennis Dunaway, guitar rock, Hard Rock, Ian Hunter, Melodic Hard Rock, new release, Rick Tedesco, rock
Posted in Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Melodic Hard Rock, Melodic Rock, Music Industry News

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