Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sights and Sounds: The Babys, Randy Rhoads tribute, J. Geils Band

Happy Tuesday everybody!

Here is a roundup of what's happening...

The Babys kick off 2015 with a bang

~Hit Single “I See You There” On The Charts – New Video Out Now!~
~Exclusive Representation with Ashley Talent International~
~2015 Tour – Dates To Be Announced Soon~

With the release of their new album I’ll Have Some Of That, and their single “I See You There” hitting the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart at the end of 2014, The Babys aren’t slowing down any time soon...
The newly released video for “I See You There” is an intimate look at the band in a “behind-the-scenes” setting: songwriting, collaborating, performing, and generally enjoying making music together. The song, written by guitarist Joey Sykes, revitalizes the classic Babys melodic flair – that sound that made smash hits out of “Every Time I Think Of You,” “Head First,” and “Back On My Feet Again.”
Additionally, The Babys are proud to announce exclusive representation with booking agency Ashley Talent International, and a 2015 tour is in the works.
“We’re thrilled and honored to represent a band that not only possesses a rich history of hit records in the past, but has now achieved a Top 10 Billboard sales chart position in present times,” states Ashley Talent International CEO Mark Hyman.
The release of I’ll Have Some Of That marked a new era for the band. With new members Sykes and John Bisaha (lead vocalist/bassist), The Babys have retained the hooks, the melodies, the pristine songwriting, and the rich female backing vocals. It’s all there, reinstating the band’s signature sound.
The Babys are ready to carry that sound across the US and beyond when they hit the road this year, because let’s face it… “Isn’t It Time?”

Announcing “Immortal RANDY RHOADS – The Ultimate Tribute”
A Celebratory Album Feat. All-Star Guests SERJ TANKIAN, TOM MORELLO and More

Out March 3, 2015 via UDR Music

The Late Legendary Guitar Hero Memorialized in Sensational Cover Tracks

Featuring an All-Star Line-Up of Music Greats:
BERNIE TORME              
… and More

Album Includes Bonus DVD w/ Artist and Producer Interviews and More

One of the most venerated guitarists ever to grace hard rock music, the late, great Randy Rhoads (heralded as the legendary lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot) will be celebrated in the truest of fashions with the release of Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute on March 3, 2015 via UDR Music.

A collection of 11 classic Rhoads co-written songs, Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute is performed by twenty top contemporary artists, including old friends and performing partners Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali, his brother Kelle Rhoads and more designated musicians like Serj TankianTom MorelloVinny AppiceTim “Ripper” Owens, Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho, George Lynch, Gus G., Bruce Kulick, Doug Aldrich, Dweezil Zappa and others.

The album was produced and compiled by the Grammy-award winning guitarist and producer Bob Kulick at his own studio.

Along with the album, Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute will also contain a bonus DVD available in the digipack version, including interesting interviews with some of the involved artists, hosted by Bob Kulick and a feature on the Musonia School of Music, a teaching school on North Hollywood, California, set up by Randy’s mother and run by his brother Kelle Rhoads.

Pre-order details coming soon! Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute will also be available in double vinyl gatefold and digital formats.

Full track listing with performers:

1. Crazy Train
Vocals: Serj Tankian
Gtrs:  Tom Morello
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums:  Vinny Appice

2. Over the Mountain
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Jon Donais
Bass:  Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Frankie Banali

3. Mr Crowley
Vocals: Chuck Billy
Gtrs:  Alexi Laiho
Keyboards: Kelle Rhoads
Bass Rudy: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

4. Believer
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs:  Doug Aldrich
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

5. Back To The Coast (Quiet Riot)
Vocals: Kelle Rhoads
Gtrs:  Bruce Kulick
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Frankie Banali

6. I Don't Know
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: George Lynch
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

7. S A T 0
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Rhythm guitars: Bob Kulick
Lead guitar: Dweezil Zappa
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

8. Killer Girls (Quiet Riot)
Vocals:  Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Joel Hoekstra
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

9. Goodbye to Romance
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Gus G.
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

10. Suicide Solution
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs:  Brad Gillis
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

11. Flying High Again
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs:  Bernie Torme
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums:  Brett Chassen

A lover of classical music, Rhoads had taken initial steps into rock’n’roll as a 16 year old when he formed a band, that soon became Quiet Riot. Rhoads was vaulted to the limelight in 1979 when Ozzy Osbourne chose the relatively unknown guitarist to help shape a new future for him via his band, Blizzard of Oz. The result saw Rhoads co-script two of the most famous albums in hard rock history,Blizzard Of Oz and Diary of A Madman, and rapidly ascended the stairway of fame and recognition for his virtuoso playing and writing. Famed for the way he fused classical flavors with technically-excellent hard rock, Rhoads became one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock.

When he tragically passed away on March 19, 1982 in a plane accident, Rhoads was only 25 years old, but thankfully, the legend of his work, ethos and their continuing influence on a whole new generation of guitarists, has never dimmed.

Celebrate the life and legend of Randy Rhoads with Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute.

For more information on this release, please visit http://udr-music.com/index.php/randyrhoads-info.


~FEBRUARY 24, 2015~

On February 24, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment will issue the first ever release of House Party Live In Germany – the classic Rockpalast concert from The J. Geils Band – on DVD+CD and Digital Audio. [Pre-book Order Date January 30, MSRP $19.98]
The year was 1979. The J. Geils Band were touring Europe in support of the Sanctuary album and its hit single “One Last Kiss,” when they made a pit stop in Essen, Germany to perform on the famed television seriesRockpalast. Filmed on April 21 at the Grugahalle, the aptly-named House Party Live In Germany features The J. Geils Band delivering their brand of raw, raucous, R&B-soaked Rock ‘N’ Roll in a solid 14-song set. The first half of the concert focuses on material from Sanctuary, while the second half blasts through earlier breakthrough hits, like “Looking For A Love,” “Give It To Me,” and “Ain’t Nothing But A House Party.”
In the 70s, The J. Geils Band developed a reputation for their faithful devotion to down-n-dirty bar blues (while most of their contemporaries drew more heavily from British blues-rock and psychedelia). As time progressed, their sound expanded into new directions and acquired more pop influences, leading them to score massive crossover appeal and commercial success with their 1981 album Freeze Frame and its smash hit “Centerfold.” House Party Live In Germany catches the band just before that key turn in the band’s career.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 40 multi-platinum, over 80 platinum and over 144 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Paris and Hamburg.
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Track Listing:
1.) Jus’ Can’t Stop Me
2.) I Could Hurt You
3.) Sanctuary
4.) One Last Kiss
5.) Teresa
6.) Nightmares
7.) Wild Man
8.) Looking For A Love
9.) Give It To Me
10.) Whammer Jammer
11.) Ain’t Nothing But A House Party
12.) Where Did Our Love Go
13.) Pack Fair and Square
14.) First I Look At The Purse

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