Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Birthday to LED ZEPPELIN's Presence (video)

#ledzeppelin #presence #rockfileradio
Presence is the seventh studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song Records on 31 March 1976. It was written and recorded during a tumultuous time in the band's history, as singer Robert Plant was recuperating from serious injuries he had sustained in a recent car accident. The album received mixed reviews from critics and is also the slowest-selling studio album by the band (other than the outtake album Coda), only managing to achieve triple-platinum certification in the United States. Nonetheless, guitarist Jimmy Page describes Presence as the band's "most important" album, proving they would continue despite their turmoil.

source: wikipedia


REVOLVE to release The Road To Here EP (audio)

#revolve #rockfileradio
Our friends Revolve are following their Rockfile Radio FIRE #1 track, "Stranded" , with the release of The Road To Here EP. The EP was produced by Clint Lowery and will be available digitally on April 21st and on CD on May 1st!

Album teaser:


for more, visit RevolveOfficial.com


Happy Birthday ANGUS YOUNG (video)

#angusyoung #acdc #rockfileradio
Angus McKinnon Young (born March 31, 1955) is a Scottish born Australian guitarist best known as a co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC. Known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits, and his popularization of Chuck Berry's duckwalk, Rolling Stone magazine has ranked Young as the 24th greatest guitarist of all time. In 2003, he and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. AC/DC have remained together since their formation in 1974, and have released 15 studio albums. The band have shipped over 200 million albums worldwide, with 70 million certified units in the US. Their 1980 studio album, Back in Black, is accountable for 50 million of those worldwide sales, and is the second all time highest-selling album worldwide.

source: wikipedia


Monday, March 30, 2015

SLASH featuring MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS To Release Live Blu-ray/DVD (video)

#slash #myleskennedy #rockfileradio
On September 25, 2014, shortly after the release of their "World On Fire" album, SLASH featuring MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS took the stage at the legendary Roxy Theatre on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.

The atmospheric venue, steeped in rock history, gave fans a brilliant opportunity to experience the band up close as they delivered a set packed with more recent solo tracks, including several from the new album, and classics from Slash's earlier career with GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER. The intimate setting inspired the band to deliver a scintillating, dynamic performance, due for release on June 15 on 3LP set, as well as 2CD, DVD and Blu-ray.

"Live At The Roxy 25.9.14" track listing:

01. Ghost
02. Nightrain
03. Back From Cali
04. You Could Be Mine
05. Rocket Queen
06. Bent To Fly
07. Starlight
08. You're A Lie
09. World On Fire
10. Anastasia
11. Sweet Child O' Mine
12. Slither
13. Paradise City

Additional tracks:

01. Stone Blind
02. You're Crazy
03. Wicked Stone
04. 30 Years To Life

Speaking about his working relationship with his backing band THE CONSPIRATORSMyles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (touring guitarist) — Slash told Australia's Moshcam: "It's just something that clicked right from the very beginning. Initially, Myles and I just had that spark, sort of a creative connection, from the very, very beginning. And that's something that's established; it always happens when we work together. And then, with Brent and Todd, it's the same kind of thing where we just have a really great writing and performing and recording chemistry, where everybody just really digs what we are about individually and collectively, and it just works."

Asked if he thinks more in terms of being a solo artist or as a bandmember, Slash said: "I don't think I ever really thought in terms of solo artists, per se. Ever since I first started playing guitar, I've always been drawn to the band dynamic. But being in a position to steer it where I want it to go, and be more of a captain of the ship was how it first started. And at this point, now that we've been working together for a while, it definitely has turned very much into a band. But all if do is spearhead it."


Happy Birthday ERIC CLAPTON (video)

#ericclapton #cream #derekandthedominos #blindfaith #rockfileradio
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, (born 30 March 1945) is an English musician, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time".
In the mid-1960s, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton joined Cream, a power trio with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop." For most of the 1970s, Clapton's output bore the influence of the mellow style of JJ Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped reggae reach a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded by Derek and the Dominos, another band he formed, and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded by Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton's grief was expressed in the song "Tears in Heaven", which featured in his Unplugged album.
Clapton has been the recipient of 17 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004, he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. In 1998, Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday GRAEME EDGE (video)

#graemeedge #themoodyblues #rockfileradio
Graeme Charles Edge (born 30 March 1941, Rocester, England) is an English musician best known as the drummer and a songwriter for the English band, The Moody Blues. Edge is the only remaining original member of The Moody Blues still performing in the band. In addition to his work with The Moody Blues, Edge has worked as the bandleader of his own outfit, The Graeme Edge Band. He has contributed his talents to a variety of other projects throughout this career.

source: wikipedia


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Birthday PERRY FARRELL (video)

#perryferrell #janesaddiction #pornoforpyros #rockfileradio
Perry Farrell (born Peretz Bernstein; March 29, 1959) is the front man for the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction. Farrell created the touring festival Lollapalooza as a farewell tour for Jane's Addiction in 1991; it has since evolved into an annual destination festival. Farrell continues to produce Lollapalooza with partners William Morris Agency and C3. Farrell has led the alternative rock groups Porno for Pyros and Satellite Party. He is also a DJ.

source: wikipedia


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Happy Birthday to LED ZEPPELIN's Houses Of The Holy (audio)

#ledzeppelin #housesoftheholy #rockfileradio
Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on March 28, 1973. It is the first Led Zeppelin album composed of entirely original material, and represents a musical turning point for the band, who had begun to record songs with more layering and production techniques.
During the sessions, Led Zeppelin also recorded a song named "Houses of the Holy", and planned to make it the album's title track. However, the band eventually decided that it didn't fit in, and the song was instead released on their next album, Physical Graffiti.
Houses of the Holy was certified 11× Platinum by the RIAA. In 2012, it was ranked number 148 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

source: wikipedia


Friday, March 27, 2015

WE ARE HARLOT Debut Album Special (video)

#WeAreHarlot #RockfileRadio
Join us for a music and interview special featuring the debut album from We Are Harlot all this weekend on Rockfile Radio FIRE.
The We Are Harlot Album Preview is Hosted by Jim Florentine and

Presented by Roadrunner/Atlantic Records & MX2 Media

We Are Harlot features vocalist Danny Worsnop, guitarist Jeff George, bassist Brian Weaver, and drummer Bruno Agra. Their self-titled debut is a melting pot of guitars, bombastic beats, and a driving bass line that combine for a group of sexy, slithering rock anthems.  It was recorded at Steakhouse Studios in North Hollywood, CA and produced by Kato Khandwala (The Pretty Reckless), along with Worsnop, George and Agra. The We Are Harlot album preview features Worsnop & George in a conversation with comedian Jim Florentine while featuring new songs from their self-titled debut. 
We Are Harlot In-store date: March 31, 2015

Catch the special this weekend on Rockfile Radio FIRE before the album hits stores!

Friday 3/27: 6pm eastern
Saturday 3/28: 12pm eastern
Sunday 3/29: 9am eastern
Sunday 3/29: 10pm eastern
Monday 3/30: 7pm eastern


THE PINEAPPLE THIEF: New live album and documentary (video)

#TPT #ThePineappleThief #BurningShed #RRIce #RockfileRadio
Download the new live album officially from Burning Shed.
Featuring 18 tracks and available in MP3, 24bit FLAC and 5.1 formats.
Getting on the road has become an essential part of The Pineapple Thief's DNA. This is the third in the series of live downloads and was recorded at 'De Boederij' in the Netherlands during the 'Magnolia' European tour last November. The first TPT release to be available in 5.1 surround.

Listen to a montage from the set:

Watch the first in a series of mini documentaries giving you an insight to life on the road with The Pineapple Thief. Filmed during the Magnolia European Tour in 2014. 


Happy Birthday TONY BANKS (video)

#tonybanks #genesis #rockfileradio
Anthony George "Tony" Banks (born March 27, 1950) is a British composer and multi-instrumentalist, primarily known for being the keyboardist and a founding member of the progressive rock group Genesis. He is one of only two members (the other being bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford) who have been with Genesis throughout its entire history.
Banks was one of the main composers of Genesis's music, and made major lyrical contributions to the band's songs. As the band's keyboardist he used a variety of instruments, including the ARP Pro Soloist synthesiser, the Mellotron, the Yamaha CP-70, and the Hammond T-102 organ. In the band's earliest years Banks would play acoustic guitar for some of the mellow and pastoral songs.
Outside Genesis, Banks has pursued a solo career, which has included film scoring, pop songs and orchestral music. In 2006, the first Tony Banks biography, Man of Spells by journalist Mario Giammetti, was published in Italy (Edizioni Segno). In 2010, Banks was inducted (as a member of Genesis) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Banks is ranked number 6 on Digital Dreamdoor's list of "100 Greatest Rock Keyboardists of All Time" and number 11 on MusicRadar's top 27.

source: wikipedia


Thursday, March 26, 2015

HELLYEAH releases "Hush" (video)

#hellyeah #nomore #rrfire #rockfileradio
The official lyric video for HELLYEAH's new single, "Hush"

The single was released on March 13 as part of "No More Week." The song's lyrics, written by vocalist Chad Gray, discuss his personal experience growing up in a home with domestic violence, and aim to shed light on a hidden subject while letting other survivors know that they are not alone.

Created by No More (a unifying symbol and awareness movement focused on engaging bystanders to end domestic violence and sexual assault) along with its many partners, "No More Week" is designed to spark conversations around issues of domestic violence and sexual assault and galvanize more communities, organizations and corporations to make them a priority year-round.
Across the nation, advocates equipped with free education and awareness tools, will host more than 50 "No More Week"events. They span a wide range of activities, including a cross-country skating event, fundraisers for local service providers, bystander education workshops, screenings of films that highlight these often hidden and stigmatized issues and the launch of state and local No More campaigns.

No More was launched in 2013 with the support of nearly every domestic violence and sexual assault prevention organization in the country. They all agreed that increasing awareness for these issues with a unifying awareness symbol could have a tremendous positive impact. Representatives from these organizations serve as advisors on No More’s Steering Committee, and all individual donations and any profits generated from product sales in the No More store are donated to support their lifesaving work.

For more information, visit NoMore.org.

"Hush" is taken from HELLYEAH's fourth album, "Blood For Blood", which sold around 17,000 copies in its first week of release to land at No. 18 on the Billboard chart. The band's previous effort, 2011's "Band Of Brothers", opened with 19,000 copies back in July 2012 to debut at No. 19.

"Blood For Blood" was HELLYEAH's first album since parting ways with guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kahaha in late 2013.

The new members of HELLYEAH are bassist Kyle Sanders and touring guitarist Christian Brady.

HELLYEAH filmed a video for "Hush" earlier this month with director Robert Sexton (SOULFLY, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, INCITE, DEATH ANGEL, THE DWARVES, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, AMEN, MONDO GENERATOR, GENÖCIDE) in Hollywood, California.

Sexton previously worked with HELLYEAH on the "Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)" and "Moth" clips.


LEPROUS release artwork and details for "The Congregation" (video).

#leprous #rrice #rockfileradio
LEPROUS reveal cover artwork and tracklisting for "The Congregation"!
Norwegian Progsters LEPROUS are set to release their newest studio album,  
"The Congregation", on May 25th, 2015 in Europe and  
June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

The album's epic artwork, which was created by artist Nihil /  www.nihil.fr,  
has now been launched (seen above).  

The track listing for the 65-minute release is as follows:

LEPROUS - "The Congregation":
1. The Price
2. Third Law
3. Rewind
4. The Flood
5. Triumphant
6. Within My Fence
7. Red
8. Slave
9. Moon
10. Down
11. Lower

LEPROUS comment on the cover artwork as follows:   
"The artwork represents the album's dark theme very well by     
showing deformation and disturbance".

"The Congregation" will be available as standard Jewelcase CD, Digital Download  
as well as limited import Mediabook CD and 2LP editions.  
Physical versions feature bonus track "Pixel".

LEPROUS have recorded the drums, guitars and bass for the album in Sweden's Fascination Street / Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway. Just like the preceding albums "Bilateral" and "Coal", "The Congregation" was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator).

A first of various video teasers featuring studio footage for the making of  
"The Congregation" can be seen on their Facebook page:

LEPROUS are currently busy working on the new album's first video clip together with Twitchy Films, who also worked on the band's previous clips. The promotional video for  
the track "The Cloak" off the previous album "Coal":

LEPROUS line-up 2015:
Einar Solberg - Lead Vocal, Keys
Tor Oddmund Suhrke - Guitars
Øystein Landsverk - Guitars
Baard Kolstad - Drums

LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net/mobile(mobile website)  


Happy Birthday JAMES IHA (video)

#jamesiha #thesmashingpumpkins #aperfectcircle #rockfileradio
James Yoshinobu Iha (井葉吉伸 Iha Yoshinobu) (Born March 26, 1968) is an American rock musician. He is best known as guitarist and co-founder of the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins and for his electric musical projects of recent years, most notably being a permanent fixture of A Perfect Circle. He was most recently a member of Tinted Windows, a 1960s/1970s inspired group with members of Cheap Trick, Fountains of Wayne, and Hanson.
He also co-owns independent record label Scratchie Records with Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and a recording studio with Schlesinger and Andy Chase of Ivy called Stratosphere Sound in Manhattan. Bands on the Scratchie label include The Sounds, Albert Hammond Jr., and Office.
Iha has produced songs, contributed guitar and vocals, and produced remixes for acts around the world, including L.A.'s Midnight Movies, Scottish singer Isobel Campbell, Marilyn Manson, and Michael Stipe. Iha currently lives in Manhattan.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday RICHARD TANDY (video)

#richardtandy #elo #rockfileradio
Richard Tandy (born 26 March 1948, Birmingham, England), is an English musician, best known as the keyboardist in the rock band, Electric Light Orchestra ("ELO"). His palette of keyboards (including Mini Moog, clavinet, mellotron, and piano) was an important ingredient in the group's sound, notably on the albums A New World Record, Out of the Blue, Discovery, and Time.

Tandy was born on 26 March 1948 in Birmingham and educated at Moseley School, where he first met future bandmate Bev Bevan. Tandy would later be reunited with Bevan in 1968 when he played the harpsichord on The Move's number one chart-topper "Blackberry Way". Later, in 1972, Tandy was the bassist in the first live line-up of ELO, while playing occasional keyboards, but switched to keyboards full-time when Jeff Lynne decided that their live sound needed improvement. Tandy was often seen on stage playing the stereotypical 1970s prog-rock stack of keyboards with bass pedals under his feet. As well as ELO, he has collaborated musically with Lynne on many projects, among them songs for the Electric Dreams soundtrack, Lynne's solo album Armchair Theatre and Lynne produced Dave Edmunds' Information. Before joining ELO, Tandy played with the groups The Ugly's and Balls.
Tandy's keyboards would be an integral part of ELO's sound and some of the keyboards he played included piano, Minimoog, clavinet, Wurlitzer electric piano, synthesizers, harmonium and was also proficient on guitar. On some albums, he is credited with backing vocals, but which songs, if any, have him singing backing vocals is unclear. Tandy was Jeff Lynne's right-hand man in the studio and co-arranged the strings with Lynne and Louis Clark from Eldorado onwards.

In 1985 Tandy formed the Tandy Morgan Band featuring Dave Morgan and Martin Smith, both of whom had worked with ELO in live concerts. In 1985, the Tandy Morgan Band released the concept album Earthrise. A remastered version was released on CD on the Rock Legacy label in 2011. A follow-up to Earthrise with previously unpublished tracks was released as The BC Collection, containing one track written by Tandy: "Enola Sad".
Tandy is featured on all ELO albums with the exception of the first. He was also credited as co-arranger from Eldorado onwards. Some of the ideas for the ELO album titles conceived by Richard Tandy were A New World Record, Out of the Blue, and Discovery. In 2012, Tandy teamed up again with Lynne to record another ELO project, a live set of the band's biggest hits recorded at Lynne's Bungalow Palace home recording studio, which was broadcast on TV. In 2013, Tandy joined Lynne in performing 2 songs for Children In Need Rocks; Livin' Thing and Mr Blue Sky. He was also part of ELO's set on Radio 2's Festival In A Day in September 2014.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday STEVEN TYLER (video)

#steventyler #aerosmith #rockfileradio
Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico; March 26, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the front man and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is known as the "Demon of Screamin'" due to his high screams and his wide vocal range. He is also known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand. In the 1970s, Tyler rose to prominence as the front man of Aerosmith, which released such milestone hard rock albums as Toys in the Attic and Rocks. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Tyler had a heavy drug and alcohol addiction, and the band's popularity waned.
He completed drug rehabilitation in 1986 and subsequently maintained sobriety for over 20 years, but had a relapse with prescription painkillers in the late 2000s, for which he successfully received treatment in 2009. After Aerosmith launched a remarkable comeback in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the albums Permanent Vacation, Pump, and Get a Grip, Tyler became a household name and has remained a relevant rock icon. As a result, he has since embarked on several solo endeavors including guest appearances on other artists' music, film and TV roles (including as a judge on American Idol), authoring a bestselling book, and solo work (including a Top 40 hit single in 2011). However, he has continued to record music and perform with Aerosmith, after more than 43 years in the band. The band's latest album, Music from Another Dimension!, was released on November 6, 2012.

Tyler is included among Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers. He was also ranked 3rd on Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. In 2001 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith, and he was the presenter when AC/DC was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2013, Tyler and his songwriting partner Joe Perry will be recipients of the ASCAP Founders Award and will also be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday FRAN SHEEHAN (video)

#fransheehan #boston #rockfileradio
Fran Sheehan (Born March 26, 1949) is an American rock musician best known for being the bass player in the early incarnation of the rock band Boston.

Sheehan was perhaps the most experienced musician in the original lineup of Boston. He had been gigging with his dad since he was 5 years old and majored in vocals at the New England Conservatory Of Music. He dropped out of school to pursue a professional musical career.
Sheehan met Sib Hashian and that led to his role playing bass in Boston shortly after the band signed a recording contract in 1976. Following the departure of several other original members of the Boston line-up, Sheehan was let go from the band midway through the sessions for Boston's Third Stage album in the early 80's, (he did receive a songwriting credit for "Cool the Engines"). After leaving Boston, Sheehan (along with two other ex-band members) sued Tom Scholz, before settling out of court.

After leaving the band, Sheehan made several guest appearances, including Hallelujah with Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas.

In August 2007, Sheehan, along with other previous members of the band, appeared on stage at the Brad Delp Tribute Show held at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston.

Sheehan no longer plays professionally after he injured his hand in a biking accident.
On February 25, 2012, Sheehan played with Boston bandmate Barry Goudreau on stage outdoors for a three hour benefit concert in Florida at the "All Star Jam for the Sydney and Berne Davis Art Center in Ft Myers Florida.

source: wikipedia


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ROB HALFORD Signs Worldwide Deal For FIGHT, TWO and HALFORD (video)

#robhalford #halford #rockfileradio

New Deal Covers Recordings and Videos by Fight, Two and Halford 

March 25, 2015 - New York, NY - SONY Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, SME's catalog division, have signed a worldwide rights deal to with the Metal God, Rob Halford. Frontman of the legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest, Rob Halford brought his iconic charisma and influential vocal style to a variety of side projects since 1992, notably his bands Fight, 2wo and Halford. The new SONY/Legacy agreement with Rob Halford will include individual album catalog titles and audio-visual releases. Upcoming Rob Halford anthology titles will include an Essential and Playlist collection with plans for a definitive Complete Albums Box. 

Born Robert John Arthur Halford on August 25, 1951, Rob Halford rocketed to fame as the lead singer for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest.  One of the genre's most powerful, distinctive and influential vocalists, Halford set the standard for generations of metal singers. After leaving Judas Priest in 1992, Halford formed the band Fight and, between 1993 and 1995, recorded two albums, War of Words and A Small Deadly Space, and an EP, Mutations, with the band. Following Fight, Halford moved into the realm of industrial metal with his Two project.  In 2000, he launched the straight-ahead no-nonsense pure metal ensemble Halford. The SONY/Legacy release agreement includes virtually all of Rob Halford's work with Fight, Two and Halford from 1992 onward. Coming on March 31, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release The Essential Rob Halford (2 CD-30 tracks).

Rob Halford Catalog includes: 


War of Words
A Small Deadly Space
K5 – The “War of Words” Demos

War of Words: The Film
Live in Phoenix 




Metal God Essentials: Volume 1
Live Insurrection
Live at Rock in Rio 3 (album and audio/visual)
Live in Anaheim (album and audio/visual)
Winter Songs
Made of Metal
Live at Saitama Super Arena (album and audio/visual)
Live in London
Live 2010 North & South America Tour (album and audio/visual)
Metal God Essentials: Volume 2