Rock Legends ANGEL Sign Deal With CLEOPATRA RECORDS

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Legendary rock band ANGEL has signed a deal with Cleopatra Records. Original members Punky Meadows and Frank DiMino, along with current member Danny Farrow (rhythm guitar), have written 14 brand new songs for the album, which they will begin recording in April. The tracks are described in a press release as “very diverse, ranging from songs that are very melodic with real strong hooks to much heavier songs that contain great melodies and will have the classic ANGEL sound.” The press release adds: “This album will appeal to all ANGEL fans of every era and previous albums.”

 

Meadows said: “I am real excited to be making a new album and signing with Cleopatra. I strongly believe this will be one of our best and really want to give ANGEL fans something special. Can’t wait to rock you on tour at a city near you.”

 

Added DiMino: “Writing and recording a new ANGEL record is always exciting, and having a new partnership with Cleopatra Records makes it even more special. Really looking forward to a new tour, a new record, and a new partnership.”

 

Farrow said: “Punky and Frank are sounding incredible. The songs are coming together really amazing and I can’t stop singing them. There will be something on this new album for every ANGEL fan and more.”

 

Rounding out ANGEL FEATURING PUNKY MEADOWS AND FRANK DIMINO’s current lineup are Charlie Calv (keyboards), Steve Ojane (bass) and Billy Orrico (drums).

 

ANGEL will kick off a U.S. tour on April 11, with European shows to follow in August.

 

DiMino broke the news of ANGEL’s reactivation in a Facebook post this past January. He wrote: “Having our own solo projects and performing on each other’s records led to a natural progression to assemble the side project, PUNKY MEADOWS & FRANK DIMINO OF ANGEL. This led to a very successful 2018 tour. The great chemistry we experienced has led us to our next journey of writing and performing together and to enter the New Year as ANGEL FEATURING PUNKY MEADOWS AND FRANK DIMINO.

 

“The band consisting of Punky, Frank, Danny, Charlie, Billy and Steve will return wearing white and performing a full ANGEL set.”

 

ANGEL was discovered in a nightclub by none other than Gene Simmons of KISS, a man who had (and still has) a knack for finding and nurturing talent. ANGEL was also known for their androgynous look and dressing all in white, a pure yin-yang contrast to KISS’s own all-black clothing and elaborate stage outfits. In 1975, the glam-rockers were signed to the home label for KISS, Casablanca Records, ultimately releasing six albums (five studio, one live) uninterrupted between 1975-80 that mixed the best elements of glam, hard rock, and pure unadulterated fist-pumping melodic singalongs.

 

While ANGEL never quite achieved success as their labelmates KISS did, they left their mark on in-the-know rock fans of the era with tracks like the hard-driving “Rock & Rollers”, “Tower”, the perennial holiday favorite “The Winter Song”, and their key contribution to the soundtrack of the Jodie Foster-starring 1980 teen drama “Foxes”, “20th Century Foxes”. The lineup for their self-titled 1975 debut, “Angel”, consisted of guitarist Punky Meadows, bassist Mickie Jones, vocalist Frank DiMino, keyboardist Gregg Giuffria, and drummer Barry Brandt. This lineup recorded two more albums, 1976’s “Helluva Band” and 1977’s “On Earth As It Is In Heaven”, after which Jones would be replaced on bass by Felix Robinson. Two more solid studio efforts, 1978’s “White Hot” and 1979’s “Sinful”, ensued before the release of a stellar live set, 1980’s “Live Without A Net”.

 

ANGEL started to fall apart in the early 1980s after Casablanca pulled the plug on the group due in part to disappointing album sales. In 1981, Robinson and DiMino left to pursue other projects. Meadows and Giuffria tried to keep ANGEL going and came close to landing a record deal with CBS. But it didn’t pan out, and ANGEL finally disbanded.

 

Last August, Caroline/UMe saluted the core output of ANGEL with “Angel: The Casablanca Years”. This ascendant, band-approved seven-CD box set featured the Washington, D.C.-bred glam/rock outfit’s six albums that were released on Neil Bogart’s legendary Casablanca Records label, in addition to a seventh disc that contains mono mixes, single edits, soundtrack contributions, and other rarities. ANGEL expert Dave Reynolds contributed insightful liner notes to the box set’s included 28-page booklet, which also featured rare photos and other memorabilia.

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Another L.A. Guns Member Change With Drummer Scot Coogan Replacing Shane Fitzgibbon

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SOURCE: Sleaze Roxx

 

For whatever reasons, L.A. Guns just can’t seem to hold onto band members as drummer Shane Fitzgibbon is being replaced by Scot Coogan (Lita Ford, Ace Frehley, Lynch Mob, Brides of Destruction and many more). Fitzgibbon was part of guitarist Tracii Guns‘ version of L.A. Guns in 2016 before the guitarist officially reunited with lead vocalist Phil Lewis in December 2016. Fitzgibbon played drums on L.A. Guns’ critically acclaimed studio album The Missing Peace (2017), their live album Made In Milan (2018) and their upcoming studio album The Devil You Know, which will be released in eight days.

 

The following message was posted on Guns’ Instagram page about an hour ago (with slight edit):

 

“Awe !!! I knew the day would eventually come where my most talented best friend Shane would move on to something spectacular that give him serious stability and that day has come and of course he brings so much with him wherever he goes and I am very proud of him and excited for him and of course he will still be playing drums on the new @sun_bomb record . Well now enter my former band mate @coogiemonster71 from Brides Of Destruction. He will bring that insane energy and pristine drumming and vocal that is required these days in @laguns and I love him dearly . Welcome Scot Coogan !!! ROCK N ROLL !!!”

 

Wikipedia states the following about Coogan‘s music career in part (with slight edits):

 

“Coogan has worked with groups such as Brides of Destruction featuring Nikki Sixx, Ace Frehley, Violets Demise, Ednaswap, Parade of Losers, Annetenna, Sinéad O’Connor, Peter Yorn, Vanilla Ice, and Otep. Aside from drums, he sings, plays guitar, bass and piano.

 

In 2004, Coogan gained prominence as a member of Brides of Destruction, a heavy metal band consisting of Tracii Guns, Nikki Sixx, and London LeGrand. He has also played with Stephen Pearcy in the band Rat Bastards as well as a Beatles/Led Zeppelin cover band named 6 Foot Nurse.

 

In December 2007, Coogan joined Ace Frehley‘s band and appears on Frehley‘s 2009 release, “Anomaly“. He performed as Ace‘s drummer and vocalist on the 2008 Rocket Ride World Tour, 2010 Anomaly World Tour, 2011 No Regrets US Tour and at many music festivals in both the United States and Europe through 2012. Scot was the touring drummer for the 2015 tour.

 
In 2009, Coogan recorded Lynch Mob‘s Smoke and Mirrors album and toured Australia with the band. Coogan toured with a reformed Lynch Mob from 2011 until mid 2012 and recorded, co-produced and co-wrote the Lynch Mob EP “Sound Mountain Sessions“.

 

From June 2012 through September 2012, Coogan was the drummer and backing vocalist for Lita Ford on the “Rock of Ages Tour“, an extensive arena tour featuring Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford in support of the movie “Rock of Ages“.

 

In December 2012, Coogan became a “Rock Star Counselor” at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, where he has had the opportunity to perform with Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, Steve Vai, John5, Howard Leese, Billy Sheehan, Kip Winger, Kane Roberts, Rudy Sarzo, Phil Soussan, Vinny Appice, Teddy Adreadis, Joe Vitale, Tony Franklin and John Moyer.

 

In February 2013 at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, Coogan reunited with both Ace Frehley and George Lynch, performing with them at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Future recordings with both artists and Coogan are being planned for 2013-2014.

 

25 June 2013 — Bret Michaels “Jammin With Friends” was released, featuring Scot Coogan and Mark McGrath on the track “Talk Dirty To Me”.”

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD Official Trailer (2019) Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt Movie HD

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MKULTRASOUND PodCast Debut Guest Announced.

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The first guest scheduled on the MKULTRASOUND PodCast for Sunday night April 28th The Great Nick Huffman. We will be broadcast on Soundcloud and YouTube.

 

Stay Tooned for Details

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Dead Kennedys Announce Special 40th Anniversary Release

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Punk icons the Dead Kennedys have announced that they will be releasing a special 3-disc live album called DK40 as part of their 40th anniversary celebration.

 

The new collection features the band performing their classic songs during three shows in the 1980s. The CD version is set to hit stores on April 26th, followed by a digital release on May 10th. We were sent the following details:

 

Disc 1 captures the DKs at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1982, with a 13-song set, including “Holiday in Cambodia,” “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” and “Too Drunk to Fuck.”

 

The second disc has the DKs at Alabama Halle in Munich, Germany, also in 1982, with an 18-track set, including “Man With the Dogs,” “Police Truck” and “Chemical Warfare.”

 

The final disc of DK40 captures the band back on its home turf, at the Farm in San Francisco in 1985, with a 16-song romp that includes “Soup Is Good Food,” “Stars And Stripes Of Corruption” and “MTV Get Off The Air.”

 

Paradiso (December 5, 1982):

 

1. Moral Majority
2. Am the Owl
3. Life Sentence
4. Police Truck
5, Riot
6. Bleed For Me
7. Holiday in Cambodia
8. Let’s Lynch the Landlord
9. Chemical Warfare
10. Nazi Punks Fuck Off
11. Kill The Poor
12. We’ve Got A Bigger Problem Now
13. Too Drunk To Fuck

 

 

Skateboard Party (December 13, 1982):

 
1. Skateboard Talk+Intro Noise
2. Man With The Dogs
3. Forward to Death
4. Kepone Factory
5. Life Sentence
6. Trust Your Mechanic
7, Moral Majority
8. Forest Fire
9. Winnebago Warrior
10. Police Truck
11. Bleed For Me
12. Holiday In Cambodia
13. Let’s Lynch the Landord
14. Chemical Warfare
15. Nazi Punks
16. We’ve Got A Bigger Problem Now
17. Too Drunk to Fuck
18. Kill the Poor

 

 

The Farm (May 25, 1985):

 
1. Darren’s Mom
2. Goons of Hazard
3. Hellnation
4. This Could Be Anywhere
5. Soup Is Good Food
6. Chemical Warfare
7. Macho Insecurity
8. A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch
9. Forest Fire
10. Moon Over Marin
11. Jack-O-Rama
12. Encore
13. Stars and Stripes of Corruption
14. Second Encore
15. MTV Get Off the Air
16. Holiday In Cambodia

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EXXXOTICA Chicago Event Schedule Announced

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To see schedule clock the link below

http://3xevents.com/x19/attendee/2019_3.19_stageseminar.html

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