Sunday, May 31, 2015

Happy Birthday SCOTTI HILL (video)

#scottihill #skidrow #rockfileradio
Scotti Hill (born Scott Lawrence Mulvehill on May 31, 1964, in Manhasset, New York), is one of the guitarists in the band Skid Row since 1987.

He was also in the band Ozone Monday with singer Shawn McCabe, current Skid Row members guitarist Dave "The Snake" Sabo and bassist Rachel Bolan, and former Skid Row drummer Rob Affuso.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday JOHN BONHAM (video)

#johnbonham #ledzeppelin #rockfileradio
John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin. Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast bass-drumming, distinctive sound, and "feel" for the groove. He is considered one of the greatest rock drummers.  Rolling Stone readers named him "best drummer of all time" in 2011.
John Henry Bonham was born on 31 May 1948, in Redditch, Worcestershire, England, to Joan and Jack Bonham. He began learning to play at five, making a kit of containers and coffee tins, imitating his idols Max Roach, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. His mother gave him a snare drum at the age of ten. He received his first drum kit from his father at 15, a Premier Percussion set. Bonham never took formal drum lessons, though as a teen he had advice from other Redditch drummers. Between 1962 and 1963, still at school, Bonham joined the Blue Star Trio, and Gerry Levene & the Avengers.

Bonham attended Lodge Farm Secondary Modern School, where his headmaster wrote in his report that "He will either end up a dustman or a millionaire." After leaving school in 1964, he worked for his father as an apprentice carpenter between drumming for local bands. In 1964, Bonham joined his first semi-professional band, Terry Webb and the Spiders, and met his future wife Pat Phillips around the same time. He played in other Birmingham bands such as The Nicky James Movement and The Senators, who made a single, "She's a Mod," in 1964. Bonham then took up drumming full-time. Two years later, he joined A Way of Life, but the band folded. Needing a regular income, he joined a blues group called Crawling King Snakes, whose lead singer was Robert Plant.
In 1967, A Way of Life asked Bonham to return to the group, and he agreed, while keeping in touch with Plant. Plant formed Band of Joy and chose Bonham as the drummer. The band recorded demos but no album. In 1968, American singer Tim Rose toured Britain and asked Band of Joy to open his concerts. When Rose returned months later, Bonham was invited by the singer to drum for Rose's band, which gave him a regular income.

After the break-up of The Yardbirds, guitarist Jimmy Page formed another band and recruited Plant, who in turn suggested Bonham. Page's choices for drummer included Procol Harum's B.J. Wilson, and session drummers Clem Cattini and Aynsley Dunbar. Ginger Baker was also rumoured to be on Page's list. However, on seeing Bonham drum for Tim Rose at a club in Hampstead, north London, in July 1968, Page and manager Peter Grant were convinced he was perfect for the project, first known as the New Yardbirds and later as Led Zeppelin. Bonham was reluctant. Plant sent eight telegrams to Bonham's pub, the "Three Men in a Boat", in Walsall, which were followed by 40 telegrams from Grant. Bonham was also receiving offers from Joe Cocker and Chris Farlowe but he accepted Grant's offer. He recalled, "I decided I liked their music better than Cocker's or Farlowe's."
John Bonham's three intersecting circles sigil for the Led Zeppelin IV album
During Led Zeppelin's first tour of the United States in December 1968, Bonham became friends with Vanilla Fudge's drummer, Carmine Appice. Appice introduced him to Ludwig drums, which he then used for the rest of his career. Bonham used the longest and heaviest sticks, which he called "trees." His hard hitting was on many Led Zeppelin songs, including "Immigrant Song" (Led Zeppelin III), "When the Levee Breaks" (Led Zeppelin IV / Zoso), "Kashmir" (Physical Graffiti), "The Ocean" (Houses of the Holy), and "Achilles Last Stand" (Presence). Page let Bonham use a double bass drum in an early demo of "Communication Breakdown" but scratched the track because of Bonham's "over-use" of it. The studio recording of "Misty Mountain Hop" captures his dynamics, similarly exhibited on "No Quarter". On cuts from later albums, Bonham handled funk and Latin-influenced drumming. Songs like "Royal Orleans" and "Fool in the Rain" are examples, respectively displaying a New Orleans shuffle and a samba.

His drum solo, first entitled "Pat's Delight," later "Moby Dick", often lasted 30 minutes. He used bare hands for different sounds. Bonham's sequence for the film, The Song Remains the Same, featured him in a drag race at Santa Pod Raceway to the sound of his solo, "Moby Dick". In Led Zeppelin tours after 1969, Bonham included congas, orchestral timpani and a symphonic gong. He is credited by the Dallas Times Herald with the first concert use of electronic timpani drum synthesisers during "Kashmir" in Dallas, Texas, in 1977.
Bonham collected antique sports cars and motorcycles, which he kept on his family's farm, The Old Hyde. He bought the Plough pub in nearby Shenstone, near Kidderminster, which was converted to allow him to drive his bikes or cars right behind the bar.

source: wikipedia


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Happy Birthday PATRICK DAHLHEIMER (video)

#patrickdalheimer #live #thegraciousfew #rockfileradio
Patrick "Pat" Dahlheimer (born May 30, 1971 in York, Pennsylvania) is the bassist for the bands Live and The Gracious Few. Live have sold over 20 million records, including the 8x platinum album Throwing Copper.

Pat is a founding member of the band Live and has appeared on all their albums to date. He met his future Live band mates at middle school in York, Pennsylvania. When vocalist Ed Kowalczyk left the band in 2009, Dahlheimer formed the band The Gracious Few along with Chad Taylor and Chad Gracey of Live and Kevin Martin and Sean Hennesy from the band Candlebox. They released their debut album The Gracious Few in 2010. In 2011, Live announced their intention to record new material and Chris Shinn was brought in as the new lead singer in 2012.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday TOM MORELLO (video)

#tommorello #ratm #audioslave #thenightwatchman #rockfileradio
Thomas Baptiste Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, his acoustic solo act The Nightwatchman, and his newest group, Street Sweeper Social Club. Morello is also the co-founder (along with Serj Tankian) of the non-profit political activist organization Axis of Justice, which airs a monthly program on Pacifica Radio station KPFK (90.7 FM) in Los Angeles.
Born in Harlem, New York and raised in Libertyville, Illinois, Morello became interested in music and politics while in high school. He attended Harvard University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies. After his previous band Lock Up disbanded, Morello met Zack de la Rocha and the two founded Rage Against the Machine together. The group went on to become one of the most popular and influential rock acts of the 1990s. He is best known for his unique and creative guitar playing style, which incorporates feedback noise, unconventional picking and tapping as well as heavy use of guitar effects. Morello is also noted for his leftist political views and activism; his creation of his side project The Nightwatchman offered an outlet for his views while playing apolitical music with Audioslave. He was ranked number 40 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

source: wikipedia


Friday, May 29, 2015

Happy Birthday THOMAS YOUNGBLOOD (video)

#thomasyoungblood #kamelot #rockfileradio
Thomas Youngblood (born May 29, 1974) is the guitarist, founding member and one of the main creative forces behind the progressive/symphonic power metal band Kamelot from Tampa, Florida. He is the only consistent member of the band. He began playing guitar at the age of 15 and in 1991 founded Kamelot with Richard Warner.
 Thomas' wife, Mari Youngblood, is a soprano vocalist who has made some guest appearances on more recent Kamelot albums. Together they have a daughter named Annelise, whose voice appears on the tracks "Soul Society" from The Black Halo, "Silverthorn" and on the nursery rhymes of "Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)", both from Silverthorn.

source: wikipedia


Thursday, May 28, 2015

TONY BANKS to release solo box set (links)

Tony Banks
A Chord Too Far

A Special Edition Four-Disc Boxset of Tony Banks Acclaimed Solo Career

Including Remixed And Unreleased Pieces

Founding member of Genesis, Tony Banks, is to release A Chord Too Far as a four-disc boxset, that brings together selected songs from his celebrated solo career. Released on Esoteric Recordings, a Cherry Red Records label, on July 31st.

With a tracklist personally selected by Tony, this special edition set consists of 49 songs  and pieces, many of which have been remixed exclusively for this collection, and are from his seven solo and two orchestral albums -  A Curious Feeling (1979), The Fugitive (1983), The Wicked Lady (1983) (film score), Soundtracks (1986) (a combination of original scores Tony wrote for films Starship and Quicksilver), Bankstatement (1989), Still (1991), Strictly Inc (1995), and his orchestral albums Seven: A Suite for Orchestra (2004) and SIX Pieces for Orchestra (2012) - culminating in this unique collection of his eclectic and diverse music. Also included are four unreleased pieces, three of which are keyboard demos of from his orchestral suites. The other is a piece originally written for the ‘Still’ album.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 as a member of Genesis, Tony is one of the most respected songwriters and keyboardists in the world. His career spans almost 50 years and has seen him sell in excess of 130 million albums. His body of work is as innovative as it is eclectic. Genesis’ avant-garde style made them one of progressive rock’s founding fathers in the 1970s, creating an experimental style of rock music never before seen. They went on to produce music with a greater pop sensibility in the 1980s that saw them become one of the biggest selling bands of the decade, and play stadiums throughout the world.

His solo work has continued in the same vein. As well as his rock albums which has included collaborations with some of the world’s most respected musicians including singers Toyah Wilcox, Fish and Nick Kershaw, bassist Pino Pallodino, and drummers Steve Gadd and Vinnie Colaiuta,  as well as long time Genesis collaborators Daryl Stuermer and Chester Thompson. He has done original scores for four films - The Shout (1978), The Wicked Lady (1983), Starship (1985) and Quicksilver (1986) and most recently his orchestral albums, Seven: A Suite for Orchestra and SIX Pieces for Orchestra, that were performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra respectively. Both were met with critical acclaim with classical music aficionados, Gramaphone Magazine, saying “A rock musician goes ‘classical’ – with pleasing and often effective results… for Banks has a genuine melodic gift… The recording is good, … acceptably spacious …”.

A Chord Too Far is a celebration of Tony’s work outside of Genesis, and the beginning of re-releases of remixed versions of his entire solo and orchestral catalog... A Curious Feeling and The Fugitive are set to be released at the end of October, with The Wicked Lady and Soundtracks at the end of January 2016. Further detail will be announced soon on his other albums.

A Chord Too Far, is released on July 31st, 2015 on Esoteric Recordings, a Cherry Red Records label.

A Chord Too Far – tracklist

CD One
Rebirth – Taken From Soundtracks
At The Edge Of Night – Taken From The Fugitive
Walls Of Sound – Taken From Strictly Inc.
Lion Of Symmetry – Taken From Soundtracks
The More I Hide It – Taken From Bankstatement
Shortcut To Somewhere – Taken From Soundtracks
The Waters Of Lethe – Taken From A Curious Feeling
I Wanna Change The Score – Taken From Still
Water Out Of Wine – Taken From Still
Something To Live For – Taken From Strictly Inc.
By You – Taken From The Fugitive
Never Let Me Know – Taken From Strictly Inc.
Thirty Three’s – Taken From The Fugitive

CD Two
Charity Balls – Taken From Strictly Inc.
An Island In The Darkness – Taken From Strictly Inc.
The Border – Taken From Bankstatement
Lucky Me – Taken From A Curious Feeling
Another Murder Of A Day – Taken From Still
Moving Under – Taken From The Fugitive
Still It Takes Me By Surprise - Taken From Still
Red Day On Blue Street – Taken From Still
After The Lie – Taken From A Curious Feeling
Redwing – Taken From Soundtracks

CD Three
Queen Of Darkness – Taken From Bankstatement
A Piece Of You – Taken From Strictly Inc.
Big Man – Taken From Bankstatement
Angel Face – Taken From Still
This Is Love – Taken From The Fugitive
I’ll Be Waiting – Taken From Bankstatement
Back To Back – Taken From Still
For A While – Taken From A Curious Feeling
Throwback – Taken From Bankstatement
You Call This Victory – Taken From Soundtracks
And The Wheels Keep Turning – Taken From The Fugitive
You - Taken From A Curious Feeling
The Final Curtain – Taken From Still

CD Four
Blade – Taken From Six Pieces For Orchestra
Black Down – Taken From Seven
Siren – Taken From Six Pieces For Orchestra
Earthlight – Taken From Seven
From The Undertow – Taken From A Curious Feeling
Spring Tide**
Neap Tide**
City Of Gold**
The Chase Taken From The Wicked Lady
Kit Taken From The Wicked Lady
The Wicked Lady – Taken From The Wicked Lady

** Demo


Happy Birthday GAVIN HARRISON (video)

#gavinharrison #porcupinetree #kingcrimson #rockfileradio
Gavin Harrison (born May 28, 1963) is an English drummer and percussionist. He is best known for playing with the British progressive rock bands Porcupine Tree and King Crimson. His influences come from his father's jazz collection and from drummers such as Steve Gadd and Jeff Porcaro.

In 1983-84 he toured as a member of Renaissance.

In 2002 he joined Porcupine Tree.

In 2007 Gavin began a long term collaboration with singer/extended range bass player 05Ric which led to the release of three CDs, Drop (2007), Circles (2009) and The Man Who Sold Himself (2012).

In 2008, Gavin joined King Crimson as part of a dual-drummer lineup with Pat Mastelotto. Gavin played a number of shows in the United States in August with the band.

On August 23, 2011 he was a featured performer on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' as part of their second "Drum Solo Week", along with such players as Tony Royster, Jr., Stewart Copeland, Neil Peart, and Dennis Chambers.

He won the Modern Drummer magazine readers' poll for "best progressive drummer of the year" consecutively from 2007–2010. He won "Best Prog Drummer" in DRUM USA magazine 2011. He is the featured cover story on Modern Drummer January 2009. Rolling Stone Magazine polls rate him as the third best drummer in the past 25 years. Best Prog Drummer 2011 & 2012 in Prog Magazine

Harrison has authored two instructional drum books entitled Rhythmic Illusions and Rhythmic Perspectives. He also wrote and produced his own instructional DVDs, Rhythmic Visions and Rhythmic Horizons, at his home studio. 2010 saw the release of Rhythmic Designs, a book of transcriptions by Terry Branam, and a 3 hour DVD of Gavin's explanations and demonstrations. It won 'Best In Show' at the summer NAMM show in the USA.

In September 2014, Harrison plays live in the new seven-member formation of King Crimson, as one of the three drummers.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday JOHN FOGERTY (video)

#johnfogerty #ccr #rockfileradio
John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American musician, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for his time with the band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) and as a solo recording artist. Fogerty was listed on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists (at number 40) and the list of 100 Greatest Singers (at number 72).

source: wikipedia 


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

RIVERSIDE New Album and Tour Update (links)

#Riverside #RockfileRadio #RRIce
While polish Prog masters RIVERSIDE continue working on their new studio album "Love, Fear and the Time Machine", they are now already announcing various international touring runs to launch the record, which is expected to be released in September 2015 via InsideOutMusic.

 RIVERSIDE checked in with the following comment from the studio:
"Recordings are going really well. We are almost at the end. We are happy with how the new compositions are turning out. Believe it or not but this might become the RIVERSIDE album you have been waiting for."

Here is an overview of the upcoming RIVERSIDE tour dates announced so far for 2015:

RIVERSIDE summer festivals (*) and "An evening with" headline shows:
July 11 Spain, Barcelona, Be Prog! My Friend festival *
July 14 Italy, Milano, Lo-Fi
July 15 Italy, Bologna, Alchemica club
July 18 Germany, St Goarshausen, Night of the Prog festival *
July 21 Germany, Reichenbach, Bergkeller
July 23 Germany, Worpswede, Music Hall
July 24 The Netherlands, Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
July 26 United Kingdom, Maidstone, Ramblin' Manfair festival *
Aug  29 Poland, Olsztyn, Amfiteatr im. Czesława Niemena
Sept 5 Brazil, Sao Paulo, Via Marquês / Overload Music Festival *
Sept 7 Chile, Santiago, Teatro Cariola
Sept 10 Mexico, Mexico City, Lunario del Auditorio Nacional

RIVERSIDE North America tour with special guests The Sixxis:
Sep 12 - Atlanta, GA - ProgPower USA Center stage
Sep 13 - Richmond, VA - The Canal club
Sep 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Bull Shooters Saloon
Sep 16 - New Brunswick, NJ - NJ Proghouse at The Crossroads Theatre
Sep 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe
Sep 19 - Montreal, QC - Theatre La Tulipe
Sep 20 - Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial
Sep 22 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Sep 23 - Detroit, MI - Token Lounge
Sep 24 - Chicago, IL - Reggies

More dates to be confirmed soon...

RIVERSIDE European Tour with special guests The Sixxis and Lion Shepherd:
Oct 15 Germany, Dresden, Tante Ju
Oct 16 Germany, Oberhausen, Turbinen Halle 2
Oct 17 The Netherlands, Zwolle, Hedon
Oct 18 The Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
Oct 20 UK, London, Islington Assembly Hall
Oct 21 UK, Bristol, Marble Factory
Oct 22 UK, Manchester, The Ritz
Oct 23 UK, Glasgow, O2 ABC2
Oct 24 UK, Northampton, The Roadmenders
Oct 26 UK, Southampton, The 1865
Oct 27 France, Paris, Divan Du Monde
Oct 30 Portugal, Lisbon, Paradise Garage
Oct 31 Spain, Madrid, Joy Eslava
Nov 1 Spain, Barcelona, Sala Apolo / Be Prog! The Madness Day festival
Nov 2 France, Lyon, Marche Gare
Nov 4 Switzerland, Pratteln, Z7
Nov 5 Germany, München, Strom
Nov 6 Germany, Karlsruhe, Substage
Nov 7 Germany, Berlin, C-Club
Nov 8 Poland, Krakow, Rotunda
Nov 10 Poland, Gdansk, B90
Nov 11 Poland, Warsaw, Stodola
RIVERSIDE's latest album, "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves", entered the national sales charts of several countries upon release as follows (highest chart week position mentioned!): Germany: # 33, Poland: # 2, The Netherlands: # 28, The Netherlands (Alternative Charts): # 9, Switzerland: # 51, UK (Rock Charts): # 24, Finland: # 41, France (Top 200): # 194, USA (Billboard New Artists Chart): # 18.
More information about "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" will follow soon...

Happy Birthday SEAN KINNEY (video)

#seankinney #aliceinchains #rockfileradio
Sean Howard Kinney (born May 27, 1966) is an American musician best known for being the drummer of the rock band Alice in Chains.
Sean Kinney met up with Alice in Chains when he was dating the sister of bassist Mike Starr. Through Starr, he was introduced to Jerry Cantrell who introduced them both to Layne Staley. Since the band's inception, Kinney has been the only drummer. He also sang chorus vocals through a megaphone on the hidden song from Sap entitled "Love Song". The album was named after a dream Kinney had about the band recording some light acoustic songs for an album they name Sap, because it's "sappy." Sean plays a large role in the presentation of the band, having helped design artwork and stage setups for most of the band's albums and tours.

source: wikipedia


Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Birthday KLAUS MEINE (video)

 #klausmeine #scorpions #rockfileradio
Klaus Meine (born 25 May 1948) is a German singer, best known as the lead singer of the hard rock band Scorpions. He and guitarist Rudolf Schenker are the only two members of the group to appear on every Scorpions album.

source: wikipedia


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Happy Birthday RICH ROBINSON (video)

#richrobinson #theblackcrowes #rockfileradio
Richard Spencer "Rich" Robinson (born May 24, 1969) is an American musician and founding member of the rock and roll band The Black Crowes. Along with older brother Chris Robinson, Rich formed the band in 1984 (originally called Mr. Crowes Garden) while the two were attending Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia. At age 15, Rich wrote the music to what would become one of the band’s first singles; "She Talks to Angels".

source: wikipedia


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Happy Birthday STAN LYNCH (video)

#stanlynch #rockfileradio
Stanley Joseph "Stan" Lynch (born May 21, 1955) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the original drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for 18 years until his departure in 1994.

Lynch was born in the U.S. city of Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Gainesville, Florida, in the early 1960s. He began playing music as a small child. As a teenager growing up near Gainesville, Lynch determined that he would find a way to make a living with music. “As a kid I had very little opportunity. I was a marginal student. I wasn’t going to college. My parents didn’t have money.”

“I played guitar and piano, and I always thought I was going to be a guitar player,” said Lynch.[citation needed] “The drums were sort of a happy accident. I didn’t really think that they would be my ticket out of the ghetto. Choosing to be a musician back then was not like choosing a job, but an entire lifestyle. My father looked at me as if I were going to wear a dress and dance in the circus.”
Lynch was always getting into fights at school so his folks reasoned that the high-strung youth might be able expel some aggression with drums. His parents made him take lessons before they bought him a kit, and he recalls with a laugh, "as soon as I got my first set they took up tennis—they just split, and I don’t blame them."

Lynch started to work with various Florida bands, among them Styrophoam Soule and Road Turkey, and when he was 15 he met Ron Blair, who was six years older than Lynch. "I remember he accused me of stealing an amp from him. Hell, I didn’t steal it. I was roadieing for him!" Alas, drums did not absorb all of Lynch’s feistiness as his parents had hoped. And he did stay in school long enough to graduate from P.K. Yonge School in 1973.

By the time Lynch moved to Los Angeles and hooked up with fellow Floridians to start Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers in 1976, he had calmed down a little. "Tom told me, 'Look man, you can call anybody anything you want...but you can’t lay a hand on anyone in this band.' " Still, Lynch remained the self-admitted wild man, the most volatile member, subject to radical mood changes, the most temperamental and the biggest griper. Even though he was still in the band in 1989, Lynch did not perform on any songs on Petty's solo album Full Moon Fever, even though Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Howie Epstein did. When performing songs such as "Free Fallin'" and "I Won't Back Down" on stage between 1989 and 1994, Lynch voiced his opinion strongly, saying he "felt as if [he] was in a cover band." In 1994, shortly after leaving, he was temporarily replaced by Dave Grohl and permanently replaced by Steve Ferrone.
For his part, Lynch felt that he had just begun to play well on the band’s fourth and fifth albums, Hard Promises and Long After Dark. "[I’d] gotten looser, more pliable over the years," he commented. "When I listen to our first couple of albums, I think that I sound stiff." As Lynch's ability increased, so did the offers to play with other artists, creating experience that covers a wide variety of musical territory. Lynch contributed to albums by the following artists:

Jackson Browne
T-Bone Burnett
The Byrds
Belinda Carlisle
Bob Dylan
The Eagles
Elliot Easton
Aretha Franklin
Don Henley
Freedy Johnston
Lonesome Romeos
Eric Martin
The Mavericks
John Mellencamp
Roger McGuinn
Kevin Montgomery
Stevie Nicks
Timothy B. Schmit
Del Shannon
Henry Lee Summer
Warren Zevon
Williams Brothers - Andrew and David

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday ADAM GONTIER (video)

#adamgontier #saintasonia #rockfileradio
Adam Wade Gontier (born May 21, 1978) is a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter. He is the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian active rock band Three Days Grace. Gontier left the group on January 9, 2013. In addition to his work with Three Days Grace, he has been involved in collaborations with other bands including Art of Dying and Apocalyptica. As of 2015, Gontier is working with Staind guitarist Mike Moshok, Eye Empire bassist Corey Lowrey and former Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe, on a supergroup called Saint Asonia.
After signing to Jive Records, Three Days Grace has released four studio albums, each at three-year intervals: Three Days Grace in 2003, One-X in 2006, Life Starts Now in 2009, and Transit of Venus in 2012. The first three albums have been RIAA certified platinum, platinum, and gold, respectively, in the United States, whereas in Canada they have been certified by Music Canada as platinum, double platinum, and platinum, respectively. The band have a string of number one songs on the Billboard Alternative Songs and Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.

source: wikipedia


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Birthday JONAS RENKSE (video)

#jonasrenkse #katatonia #wisdomofcrowds #rockfileradio
Jonas Petter Renkse (born 19 May 1975) is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist (1991–1994, 1997-) and ex-drummer (1991–1994, 1996–1998) of the band Katatonia, founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist (2004) of the band Bloodbath. He was also the founding member, drummer, vocalist, guitarist & songwriter of the band October Tide. In 2013, Jonas worked with Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief) on Wisdom Of Crowds.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday PHIL RUDD (video)

#philrudd #acdc #rockfileradio
Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd (born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis; 19 May 1954) is an Australian drummer, best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 until 1983, and again from 1994 to the present. Upon the 1977 departure of bass guitarist Mark Evans from AC/DC, Rudd became the only Australian-born member of the band. In 2003, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the other members of AC/DC. Due to ongoing legal problems in New Zealand, Rudd was unable to join the band for the 2015 Rock or Bust tour.

source: wikipedia