Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy Birthday BRAD ARNOLD (video)

#bradarnold #3doorsdown #rockfileradio
Bradley Kirk Arnold (born September 27, 1978) is the vocalist in the band 3 Doors Down. He also played drums on the band's first studio album The Better Life. He grew up in Escatawpa, Mississippi, and currently lives in Jackson, Mississippi. His vocal range falls in the baritone category.

3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi who formed in 1996. The band originally consisted of Brad Arnold (vocals/drums), Todd Harrell (bass) and Matt Roberts (guitar). They took in guitarist Chris Henderson in the very early days of The Better Life's creation and released the album as a 4 piece band.

The band rose to international fame with their first single, "Kryptonite", which charted in the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band then signed onto Republic Records and released their debut album, The Better Life, in 2000. The album was the 11th-best-selling album of the year and was certified 6x platinum in the United States. Their second album, Away from the Sun, (2002) continued the band's success; it debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, went multi-platinum in the United States like its predecessor, and spawned the hits "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You". The band followed it up by extensive touring for two years before releasing their third album, Seventeen Days, in 2005. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum within its first month of release. Their fourth, self-titled album, 3 Doors Down, also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band's fifth studio album, Time of My Life, was released on July 19, 2011.
The band often performs more than 300 concerts a year and has shared the stage with artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Megadeth, Staind, Nickelback, Alter Bridge, Breaking Benjamin, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Shinedown, Hinder, Mentors, ZZ Top, and Daughtry. Since the start of their career, 3 Doors Down have sold over 20 million albums worldwide.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday MEAT LOAF (video)

 #meatloaf #rockfileradio
Meat Loaf (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947) is an American musician and actor. He is noted for the Bat Out of Hell album trilogy consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose. Bat Out of Hell has sold more than 43 million copies worldwide. After 35 years, it still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best selling albums of all time.

Although he enjoyed success with Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and earned a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" on the latter album, Meat Loaf experienced some initial difficulty establishing a steady career within his native US. However, he has retained iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the UK, where he ranks 23rd for the number of weeks overall spent on the charts as of 2006. He ranked 96th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock."
He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 100 million copies. He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include Eddie in the American premiere of The Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He also appeared in David Fincher's Fight Club in 1999 as the character Robert Paulson.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday RANDY BACHMAN (video)

 #randybachman #bto #theguesswho #rockfileradio
Randolph Charles "Randy" Bachman, OC, OM (born September 27, 1943) is a Canadian musician best known as lead guitarist, songwriter and a founding member for both the 1960s–70s rock band The Guess Who, and the 1970s rock band Bachman–Turner Overdrive. Bachman was also a member of the band Brave Belt with Chad Allan, Union and a band called Ironhorse, and has recorded numerous solo albums.  He is also a national radio personality on CBC Radio One, hosting a weekly music show called Vinyl Tap.

Source: wikipedia


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Happy Birthday JOHN TEMPESTA (video)

#johntempesta #whitezombie #thecult #rockfileradio
John Joseph Tempesta (born September 26, 1964 in New York City) is a heavy metal drummer who has worked with several bands including: Exodus, Testament and White Zombie. He also played with former White Zombie singer Rob Zombie as a solo artist and served as drum technician for Charlie Benante, drummer for the heavy metal band Anthrax earlier in his career. He is referenced in the band's rendition of "Friggin' in the Riggin'" (from their 1989 EP Penikufesin), with lyrics about the band's crew members.

In 2000, he played drums on the song "Meat", off of Tony Iommi's self-titled solo album.

He played with the band Helmet in 2004-2005.

In October 2004, he recorded with the band Scum of the Earth, composed of John and his brother Mike Tempesta who was formerly the guitarist of Powerman 5000, Riggs (former Rob Zombie guitarist), John Dolmayan (System of a Down), Seven, and Clay Campbell released Blah...Blah...Blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium, a pop-heavy release sounding very reminiscent of the White Zombie / Rob Zombie sound, produced by Ben Burkhardt at Belt of Orion Recording in Hollywood.

On February 14, 2006 he was hired by The Cult.

source: wikipedia


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Happy Birthday MARIUSZ DUDA (video)

#mariuszduda #riverside #progrock #rockfileradio
Mariusz Duda (born 25 September 1975) is a Polish vocalist and bassist best known for his position in the band Riverside. He is also a former member of Xanadu and did guest vocals for Indukti's album S.U.S.A.R. He released his debut solo album under the moniker Lunatic Soul on the Kscope label in October 2008. Mariusz released his second album under the name of Lunatic Soul in October 2010. Both albums are known for the absence of an electric guitar. A new Lunatic Soul album is being released Oct 13, 2014.

source: wikipedia


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

IRON MAIDEN - Rock In Rio 2013 Full Show (video)

 #ironmaiden #rockinrio #rockfileradio
Check out IRON MAIDEN's full set from Rock In Rio this year!


Can I Play With Madness
The Prisoner
2 Minutes To Midnight
Afraid To Shoot Strangers
The Trooper
The Number Of The Beast
Phantom Of The Opera
Run To The Hills
Wasted Years
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
The Clairvoyant
Fear Of The Dark
Iron Maiden


Aces High
The Evil That Men Do
Running Free

source: Heavy Rock


Happy Birthday SEAN MCNABB (video)

#seanmcnabb #dokken #soa #rockfileradio
Sean McNabb (born September 24, 1965) is an American actor, musician/bassist and singer.  McNabb was born in South Bend, Indiana. At age 21, he became the bass player of the 80s metal band Quiet Riot.

McNabb joined Dokken as their bassist in 2009 and has been a mainstay with the band since. He has recorded over 35 CD's in his discography. He has also toured and recorded with House of Lords, Great White, Lynch Mob, Montrose, Edgar Winter, Maya, Bad Moon Rising, Rough Cutt, and XYZ. Sean can be heard on the Dr. Phil Show in the music tracks and the I'm Loving It, McDonald's breakfast commercials. Sean has also performed with several pop artists, country, blues, and folk singer/songwriters.

In addition to music, he is acting in Hollywood in film and television, most recently on FX TV's Sons of Anarchy and as Host of Best of AXS TV Concerts 2012 - Legends of Rock. He starred along TV and Broadway greats in Los Angeles plays. He has appeared in films, TV and in commercials. He was on the cover, and was profiled, by the Beverly Hills Times as a rising star in the world of acting.

McNabb is also active in the Los Angeles charity scene (including celebrity golf tournaments and Harley rides), appearing in such magazines as Angeleno, and LA Confidential. He is engaged to Los Angeles based KTTV news anchor Christine Devine.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday SHAWN CRAHAN (video)

 #shawncrahan #slipknot #clown #rockfileradio
Michael Shawn Crahan (born September 24, 1969), more commonly known by his stage persona "Clown", is an American musician, music producer, and artist. He is best known as one of the two custom percussionists and co-founder of the Grammy-winning heavy metal band Slipknot. When performing with Slipknot, he is known as Number 6; being that the eight piece band follows a numbering scheme ranging from 0 to 8. (Number 2 is still assigned to deceased bassist and co-founding member Paul Gray). At 43, Crahan is the oldest member of Slipknot, and has been largely responsible for the band's success with his extensive involvement in Slipknot's media production. Outside Slipknot, Crahan has had two side project bands called To My Surprise and Dirty Little Rabbits.

source: wikipedia


Monday, September 23, 2013

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Rock In Rio 2013 Full Set (video)

#a7x #avengedsevenfold #rockfileradio
This year’s Rock in Rio ended with a bang Sunday (Sept. 22) with rocking final day performances from Iron Maiden, Slayer and Avenged Sevenfold.

Avenged Sevenfold have been riding high, with their latest album ‘Hail to the King‘ debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The title track also topped several singles charts.
During the Rock in Rio set, A7X busted out new songs like ‘Shepherd of Fire’ and ‘Hail to the King’ alongside favorites like ‘Bat Country,’ ‘Nightmare’ and ‘Beast and the Harlot. The band is now gearing up to embark on a North American tour with Deftones and Ghost B.C. that kicks off Oct. 3 in Chicago.

Avenged Sevenfold Rock in Rio Set List:

‘Shepherd of Fire’
‘Critical Acclaim’
‘Beast and the Harlot’
‘Hail to the King’
‘Buried Alive’
‘This Means War’
‘Bat Country’
‘Unholy Confessions’

source: Loudwire


STONE TEMPLE PILOTS w/ CHESTER BENNINGTON - "Black Heart" Official (video)

#stonetemplepilots #chesterbennington #rockfileradio
Check out the brand new lyric video for the single "Black Heart" from the High Rise EP available 10/8. Pre-order here:


Happy Birthday BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (video)

#brucespringsteen #theboss #rockfileradio
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock, poetic lyrics, Americana sentiments centered on his native New Jersey and his lengthy and energetic stage performances, with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running up to an uninterrupted 250 minutes in length.

Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born in the U.S.A. and Born to Run, showcase a talent for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily American life; he has sold more than 65 million albums in the United States and more than 120 million worldwide and he has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award as well as being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him as the 23rd Greatest Artist of all time, the 96th Greatest Guitarist of all time on their latest list and the 36th Greatest Singer of all time in 2008.

source: wikipedia


ALTER BRIDGE Stream the full new album (audio)

#alterbridge #fortress #rockfileradio
International rock juggernauts, ALTER BRIDGE are set to release their long-awaited fourth studio album, ‘Fortress’ on 30th September in the UK and Oct 8th elsewhere. 
Three years have passed since the critically lauded ‘ABIII’ crashed into the Top 10 of the UK Album Chart, and now Myles Kennedy (vocals), Mark Tremonti (guitar), Brian Marshall (bass), and Scott Phillips (drums) return with a new collection of songs to cement their place at the top.
Steam the full album for a very limited time:

‘Fortress’ was recorded and produced by long-time ALTER BRIDGE producer Michael ‘Elvis’ Baskette (Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Trivium) at his studio in the band’s native Florida.   
From the opening acoustic guitar on ‘Cry Of Achilles’ through the other 12 songs on ‘Fortress’, it is clear ALTER BRIDGE are back to underline their status as one of contemporary hard rock’s breakthrough bands.  The four piece showcase some of their heaviest material ever in tracks like ‘Bleed It Dry’ and ‘Farther Than The Sun’, but also reprise their signature, softer side with songs like ‘All Ends Well’ and the epic title track ‘Fortress’. ‘Fortress’ is 13 tracks of unapologetic, searing hard rock that ALTER BRIDGE has come to be synonymous with. 
“When we started pre-production on this album, we pushed ourselves harder and further than we ever have previously in order to make the most out of every individual arrangement.  We wanted this album to be our most unpredictable and exciting one yet.  From the early feedback we have received, it looks like we have achieved what we set out to do,” comments Tremonti.  

ALTER BRIDGE kick off a fresh round of touring with a special one-off show at Orlando, Florida’s House of Blues on 4th October.  The gig will be their only US show of 2013.  The band then head to Europe where they will embark on an extensive headline tour through October/November, with special guests Shinedown  (UK only) and Halestorm.  The UK leg includes a triumphant return to London’s Wembley Arena, a venue they sold out on ‘ABIII’ and documented with the CD/DVD, ‘Alter Bridge Live At Wembley’. 
The UK and European dates are as follows:

Wed 16th Oct - NOTTINGHAM UK Arena
Fri 18th Oct - LONDON UK Wembley Arena
Sun 20th Oct - CARDIFF UK Motorpoint Arena
Mon 21st Oct - GLASGOW UK Hydro
Tue 22nd Oct - MANCHESTER UK Arena
Thu 24th Oct - PARIS FR Zenith
Fri 25th Oct - BRUSSELS BE AB
Sun 27th Oct - BERLIN DE Huxleys
Mon 28th Oct - COPENHAGEN DK Vega
Tue 29th Oct - STOCKHOLM SE Arenan
Sun 3 Nov - AMSTERDAM NL Heineken Music Hall
Mon 4 Nov - DUSSELDORF DE Mitsubishi Electric Hall
Tue 5th Nov - WIESBADEN DE Schlachthof
Thu 7th Nov - VIENNA AT Gasometer
Fri 8th Nov - MUNICH DE Zenith
Sat 9th Nov - ZURICH CH Hallenstadion
Mon 11th Nov - ROME IT Atlantico
Tue 12th Nov - MILAN IT Mediolanum Forum
Thu 14th Nov - BARCELONA ES RAzzmatazz
Fri 15th Nov - MARID ES Arena
Sat 16 Nov - LISBON PT Coliseum

Tickets are on sale now, with some dates almost sold out, so hurry to get yours now from box offices, all usual ticket agents and online.

source: Alter Bridge


Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Birthday NUNO BETTENCOURT (video)

#nunobettencourt #extreme #rockfileradio
Nuno Duarte Gil Mendes Bettencourt (born September 20, 1966) is a Portuguese American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his role as the lead guitarist of the Boston rock band Extreme whose hits include the acoustic ballads "More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted". The songs reached No.1 and No.4, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1991.

He has since recorded a solo project called Schizophonic as well as with bands he founded including Mourning Widows, Population 1, DramaGods, The Satellite Party (headed by Jane's Addiction's then-former frontman and Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell), and then reunited with Extreme to record new music and tour.
Since 1990, Bettencourt has had his own line of custom guitars designed by Washburn Guitars. His line is known as the N-Series, and is currently promoting the Washburn N4.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday BEN SHEPHERD (video)

#benshepherd #soundgarden #rockfileradio
Hunter Benedict "Ben" Shepherd (born September 20, 1968) is an American musician best known for playing bass in the rock band Soundgarden from 1990 until the band's 1997 break-up. A Soundgarden reunion was announced on January 1, 2010, with Shepherd rejoining the band.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday CHUCK PANOZZO (video)

#chuckpanozzo #styx #rockfileradio
Charles Salvatore "Chuck" Panozzo (born September 20, 1948, in Chicago, IL) is an American musician best known as the bass player for the rock band Styx. A longtime member of Styx, he founded the group with his fraternal twin brother, drummer John Panozzo, who died in July 1996, and singer Dennis DeYoung. After three decades as a Styx mainstay, Chuck Panozzo left the band shortly thereafter, though he has since rejoined the band part-time and tours with Styx on a regular basis.

source: wikipedia


Thursday, September 19, 2013

BIG BIG TRAIN - "Make Some Noise" Official (video)

#bigbigtrain #progrock #rockfileradio
A band featured on Rockfile Radio ICE, the progressive rock "supergroup" BIG BIG TRAIN have returned with a brand new video from their forthcoming album. Check out "Make Some Noise":

Make Some Noise by Big Big Train. Directed and filmed by Peter Callow. Sound by Rob Aubrey.

Nick D'Virgilio (drums and backing vocals)
Dave Gregory (electric guitar)
David Longdon (vocals and flute)
Danny Manners (keyboards and backing vocals)
Andy Poole (acoustic guitar and backing vocals)
Greg Spawton (bass and backing vocals)

Make Some Noise was filmed on location at Eastleigh Works and Big Big Train would like to thank Barry Stephens and Nigel Ellis at the Works.

The band would also like to thank Rob Aubrey, Kathy Blatchford, Emily and Peter Callow, Laurence Dyer, Willem Klopper, Joe Lewis-Brown, Amy Mumford and Joe and Stefy Reith.

The Super 8 archive footage used in the film is courtesy of Simon Withers and was filmed by Tony Withers. The musicians featured in the footage are Simon Withers, Steven Pike & David Longdon.

Make Some Noise is taken from the English Electric: Full Power album and is also featured on the Make Some Noise EP which are both available on CD and on download. Release date September 23rd 2013, pre-orders available now.

Make Some Noise is best enjoyed whilst drinking a glass of Big Big Train beer from the Box Steam craft brewery.

Other merchandise (including CD / t-shirt bundles) is available from

source: Big Big Train


Happy Birthday LITA FORD (video)

#litaford #rockfileradio
Lita Rossana Ford (born 19 September 1958) is an American rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.

source: wikipedia


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy Birthday KERRY LIVGREN (video)

#kerrylivgren #kansas #rockfileradio
Kerry Allen Livgren (born September 18, 1949) is an American musician and songwriter, best known as one of the founding members and primary songwriters for the 1970s progressive rock band, Kansas.

source: wikipedia


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Happy Birthday TY TABOR (video)

#tytabor #kingsx #rockfileradio
Ty Tabor (born September 17, 1961 in Pearl, Mississippi) is the lead guitarist, songwriter, and co-lead vocalist for the progressive hard rock band, King's X.

Tabor has a wide-ranging guitar style, from big guitar riffs to soaring melodic passages. His use of volume swells and ambient passages add an elemental texture to his compositions. His influences include The Beatles, Brian May, Alex Lifeson, Ace Frehley, Phil Keaggy, and the original Alice Cooper band.

source: wikipedia