Better warm up those Blu-ray, DVD and CD players everybody! A slew of exciting releases are set to arrive in the weeks and months ahead!
DURAN DURAN TO TOUR THIS SUMMER, SET TO RELEASE 'A DIAMOND IN THE MIND' RELEASE ON DVD, CD & BLU-RAY
In celebration of the success of the All You Need Is Now World Tour, Duran Duran will release a live DVD, CD and Blu-ray - A Diamond In The Mind (Eagle Rock) in July 2012. The performance was filmed and recorded in the MEN Arena in Manchester, England on the band’s 11 date UK arena run in December 2011. The Deluxe edition will include all three formats (the DVD, CD, and Blu-ray discs), plus a 20 page booklet and bonus features.
One of the most celebrated albums of the band’s storied three-decade career, the nine-track digital-only version of All You Need Is Now hit #1 on the iTunes Albums Charts in 15 countries before the release of the 14-track LP earlier last year.
North American Tour Dates:
August 8 Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
August 9 Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
August 11 Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Amphitheatre – OC Fair
August 12 Tucson, AZ @ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
August 15 Catoosa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
August 17 Memphis, TN @ Memphis Botanical Gardens
August 18 Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Casino & Resort
August 19 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
August 21 Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
August 24 Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
August 25 Atlantic City, NJ @ Ovation Hall
August 28 Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts
August 29 Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
LAST OF A DYING BREED TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 21, 2012; LYNYRD SKYNYRD’S FIRST STUDIO ALBUM SINCE GOD & GUNS
BASSIST JOHNNY COLT, ORIGINAL MEMBER OF THE BLACK CROWES, JOINS LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records announced today (May 2, 2012) the release of Last Of A Dying Breed from Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band’s first studio album since the September 29, 2009 release of God & Guns which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 20 and gave the band their highest debut since 1977. Last Of A Dying Breed reunites the band with producer Bob Marlette who produced God & Guns.
“It was great to get back in the studio with Bob for this new album,” said Gary Rossington “we kind of went back old school this time. All of us playing together in the studio as a band, tracking songs and creating licks. We had a lot of fun and the music really flowed for us, so that’s when you know you are on to something good. We can’t wait to let the fans hear these songs and play ‘em live.”
Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd have recorded an album that continues the tremendous legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, a legacy that was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they rock on.
Joining Lynyrd Skynyrd will be bass player Johnny Colt, an original member of the Black Crowes who has also played with Train and Rockstar Supernova. When asked about receiving a phone call from Rickey Medlocke on behalf of Lynyrd Skynyrd to join the band, Johnny said, “What else do you say to Medlocke, Rossington and Van Zant? We’re talking southern rock royalty. We’re talking Lynyrd Skynyrd. The only thing out of my mouth was when and where!”
With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.
Lynyrd Skynyrd will be on tour throughout the summer in North America and Europe. View a complete list of dates here.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Current Line Up:
Gary Rossington- Guitar
Johnny Van Zant- Vocals
Rickey Medlocke- Guitar
Mark "Sparky" Matejka- Guitar
Michael Cartellone- Drums
Johnny Colt - Bass
Peter Keys - Keyboards
Dale Krantz Rossington- Honkettes Backing Vocals
Carol Chase- Honkettes Backing Vocals
A JAZZ FAN’S DELIGHT: LEE RITENOUR’S OVERTIME DUE JUNE 19 FROM EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT
Eagle Rock Entertainment, the world’s leader in visual music, will add to that reputation when it releases Grammy Award-winning multi-genre guitarist Lee Ritenour’s debut Blu-Ray, Overtime on June 19. Recorded in DTS-HD Master Audio and LPCM Stereo sound, it was filmed in crystal-clear high-definition. [Pre-book Order Date May 25, MSRP $TBA]
Recorded over two days in a Burbank, California studio, almost three hours in length, Overtime is a tour-de-force of jam-happy proportions as the guitarist is placed in a variety of environments that show off his extraordinary skill of adapting to each and every genre-specific moment. From the soulful funk of The Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” to a stunning set of Brazilian samba to the jazz-rock fusion of his early days, Rit rocks, swings, and rolls in a progressive mélange of satisfying chops and intelligence. There’s an innate feel in these grooves that one cannot only respond to intellectually but viscerally…in the gut. The songs are culled from 1977’s Captain Fingers, 1978’s Captain’s Journey, 1981’s Rit, 1988’s Festival, 1992’s Wes Bound (a tribute to the legendary guitarist Wes Montgomery) and 2003’s Twist Of Motown.
And The Cast! Luminaries include the Grammy Award-winning vocalist/pianist Patrice Rushen; trumpeter Chris Botti (who has had four #1 jazz albums); flute/sax man Ernie Watts (from Charlie Haden’s Quartet West and the 1981 Rolling Stones tour); multi-instrumentalist Eric Marienthal (sax, flute, piccolo) from The Chick Corea Elektric Band; Peruvian percussionist Alex Acuna; acclaimed soul singer Kenya Hathaway (daughter of the late Donny Hathaway); drummer Harvey Mason (from Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters) and many others. Composer/arranger/pianist Dave Grusin (with whom Ritenour won a 1985 Grammy Award for Harlequin) shares the bill with the band on a four-track 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival bonus: “Wes Bound” “Stolen Moments” “The Firm” and “Lay It Down.”
Lee Ritenour has spiced up sessions and stages for everyone from Tony Bennett, Lena Horne and Steely Dan to Pink Floyd and Dizzy Gillespie. He’s been at the forefront of fusion, has crafted cool improvisations in the mode of Miles Davis, contributed to super-group Fourplay and has made pop inroads into Brazilian music. Throughout Ritenour’s 30-album career, his individuality and resourcefulness always shines through.
THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM THE A, B, C & D OF BOOGIE WOOGIE, 'LIVE IN PARIS,' SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 26, 2012
The A, B, C & D Of Boogie Woogie take their name from the initials of the four members: Axel Zwingenberger (piano), Ben Waters (piano, vocals) , Charlie Watts & Dave Green (bass). Formed in 2009 they have quickly established a reputation at the forefront of boogie woogie music. Live In Paris was recorded over several nights in September 2010 at the Duc Des Lombards jazz club in Paris. The setlist is a mix of originals, improvisations and blues and boogie woogie standards all played with their trademark virtuosity and love for the genre.
This is music that is first and foremost created for the live arena and nobody does it better than The A, B, C & D Of Boogie Woogie.
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1) Bonsoir Boogie!
2) Evolution Blues
3) (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
4) Somebody Changed The Lock On My Door
5) Roll ‘Em Pete
6) Duc De Woogie Boogie
7) Street Market Drag
8) Struttin’ At Sebastopol
9) More Sympathy For The Drummer
10) Blues Des Lombards
11) Down The Road A Piece
12) St Louis Blues
13) Low Down Dog
14) Encore Stomp