Billy Idol Sets Release of Kings & Queens Of The Underground Album

Rock icon Billy Idol has revealed more details about his first new album in almost a decade and he has also released the first single from the effort, “Can’t Break Me Down.”.

The new album will be entitled “Kings & Queens Of The Underground” and will be released on October 21st via Idol’s own record label BFI Records (in partnership with Kobalt Label Services).

The bulk of the new album was produced by veteran record producer Trevor Horn (Yes, Seal, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, The Buggles, Simple Minds) with two tracks produced by pop producer Greg Kurstin, who produced the first single.

Fans will be getting a lot more Billy Idol this fall as he will also be releasing his self-penned book “Dancing With Myself,” which is set to be released on October 7th and he will be launching a European tour in November.

Billy Idol 2014 European Tour Dates
Nov 05 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
Nov 09 London, UK Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Nov 10 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
Nov 12 Stuttgart, DE Porsche Arena
Nov 13 Frankfurt, DE Jahrhunderthalle
Nov 16 Amsterdam, NL Heineken Music Hall
Nov 18 Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Nov 19 Brussels, BE Royal Circus
Nov 21 Nuremberg, DE Arena
Nov 22 Lucerne, CH Messe Lucerne
Nov 23 Milan, IT Fabrique
More to be announced

Kings & Queens Of The Underground Tracklist:
Bitter Pill
Can’t Break Me Down (listen at
Save Me Now
One Breath Away
Postcards From The Past
Kings & Queens Of The Underground
Eyes Wide Shut
Ghosts In My Guitar
Nothing To Fear
Love And Glory
Whiskey And Pills

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Suzi Quatro Releasing Box Set

Suzi Quatro will release an 82-track box set to celebrate her 50-year career in the music business. The Girl From Detroit City spans her entire career across four discs and features album and poster artwork, photographs and up-to-date liner notes.

Along with her hits, the collection features three songs from her days in the Pleasure Seekers – the band Quatro formed with sister Patti in the 60s.

The anthology will launch on October 20 via Cherry Red Records, who will also release 2013 track The Girl From Detroit City on digital formats on September 29 – a track exclusive to the box set.

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ACE FREHLEY’s ‘Space Invader’ Cracks U.S. Top 10

“Space Invader”, the first new solo album from Ace Frehley in five years, sold around 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on August 19 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music).

Ace’s previous CD, “Anomaly”, opened with around 17,000 units back in September 2009 to debut at No. 27.

“Space Invader”, which was made available in Europe on August 18 (three days earlier in Germany and Scandinavia) through SPV/Steamhammer, includes 11 brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s “The Joker”.

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Air Dubai Subterranean, 9/27, 6:30 PM.

Allister Township, 11/22, 7 PM, all-ages.

Antemasque, Le Butcherettes Metro, 11/16, 8 PM, on sale Wed 8/27, 10 AM.

The Bad Plus City Winery, 12/14, 5 and 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 8/28, noon.

Bear’s Den, Dan Mangan Lincoln Hall, 10/28, 8 PM, on sale Fri 8/29, noon.

Blue Moon Soup Abbey Pub, 10/2, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 8/29, 10 AM.

Cheap Girls Township, 10/10, 8 PM.

Clockwork Indigo Concord Music Hall, 10/19, 6 PM, all-ages.

College Empty Bottle, 12/3, 9 PM, on sale Fri 8/29, 10 AM.

Contortionist, Intervals Beat Kitchen, 11/1, 5:30 PM.

Daedelus, Archimedes Concord Music Hall, 10/2, 9 PM.

Jesse Dee FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 9/20, 9 PM, on sale Fri 8/29, 11 AM.

Lee DeWyze SPACE, Evanston, 10/3, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 8/29, 10 AM.

Kevin Drew Lincoln Hall, 11/5, 9 PM, on sale Fri 8/29, noon.

Paloma Faith Park West, 10/1, 7:30 PM, on sale Thu 8/28, 10 AM.

Jeffrey Foucault Schubas, 11/15, 7 PM, on sale Fri 8/29, noon.

Future UIC Forum, 9/11, 7 PM, all-ages.

Goapele Concord Music Hall, 12/10, 6:30 PM, all-ages.

Goose Island 312 Urban Block Party: Breeders, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, and more Goose Island Beer Co, 9/20, 4 PM.

Larry Graham & Graham Central Station City Winery, 11/22, 7 and 10 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 8/28, noon.

Ha Ha Tonka Subterranean, 11/29, 9 PM.

Griffin House City Winery, 12/7, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 8/28, noon.

Icon for Hire Beat Kitchen, 10/7, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 8/29, 10 AM.

Alexz Johnson, Jared & the Mill SPACE, Evanston, 10/31, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 8/29, 10 AM.

Storm Large The Promontory, 9/30, 8 PM.

Austin Lucas Township, 11/1, 9 PM.

Matt the Electrician SPACE, Evanston, 11/9, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 8/29, 10 AM.

Tammy McCann The Promontory, 10/8, 8 PM.

Pat McGee City Winery, 10/18, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 8/28, noon.

Method Man, Redman, B-Real Concord Music Hall, 10/23, 7:30 PM.

Motopony Empty Bottle, 10/9, 9 PM, on sale Fri 8/29, 10 AM.

Murder City Devils Double Door, 9/11, 8 PM.

Alanna Royale Beat Kitchen, 11/7, 9 PM.

Rubblebucket Metro, 10/31, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 8/29, noon.

Saintseneca Abbey Pub, 11/21, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 8/29, 10 AM.

Nick Santino Subterranean, 11/14, 5:30 PM, all-ages.

The Sea & Cake Empty Bottle, 10/3, 9 PM.

Skrillex, A$AP Ferg Navy Pier, 10/18, 5:30 PM, 16+.

James Lee Stanley SPACE, Evanston, 10/12, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 8/29, 10 AM.

Stepdad, French Horn Rebellion Empty Bottle, 11/15, 9 PM.

Swellers Subterranean, 11/21, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 8/29, 10 AM.

Ana Tijoux Subterranean, 10/5, 8 PM.

Tombs Township, 10/22, 8 PM.

Ty Dolla $ign Bottom Lounge, 11/13, 8 PM, on sale Wed 8/27, noon.

Verve Pipe Schubas, 12/6, 9 PM, on sale Fri 8/29, noon.

Wallpaper. Beat Kitchen, 10/14, 8:30 PM.

Wampire Subterranean, 10/10, 9 PM.

Xylouris White, Peter Jefferies Empty Bottle, 10/5, 9 PM.


Television Bottom Lounge, 9/13, 10 PM, moved from Cobra Lounge

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PRONG Premieres New Video on Loudwire!

North American Tour Begins in September – New Single Out Soon

Fresh off their European festival summer, New York Metal mainstays PRONG are gearing up to hit the road this September in North America in support of their latest release Ruining Lives which was released earlier this year by SPV/Steamhammer. The tour begins September 10th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through October 14th in San Francisco, CA. Many of the dates will see PRONG playing alongside thrash masters Overkill. Following a quick break the band will be taking part in Slipknot’s “Knotfest” October 25th in San Bernardino, CA.

The band recently completed filming on a new video for the song “Remove, Separate Self” (taken from Ruining Lives). Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the video, and it is receiving its exclusive premiere today on Loudwire. Check it out HERE:

Tommy Victor: “PRONG has made a video for the song “Remove, Separate Self”, the new single from our recent LP Ruining Lives. The song and the video are distinctively PRONG, with a soul-searching and apocalyptic vibe. As a follow up to “Turnover” we will release it on 7″ vinyl as well.

The single and video will correspond with our U.S. /Canada tour starting Sept 10th through Oct. 14th (see for the dates).

Enjoy the video and we’ll see you out on the road!”

SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a new digital and 7″ single of “Remove, Separate Self”. There will be two versions of the digital single which will be released September 12th. The 7″ will be released on October 24th. The standard version of the single will include the following tracks:

1. Remove, Separate Self (album version)
2. “Separate Self, Remove” inspired by and created from “Remove, Separate Self” by Prong (Matt Heafy de-mix)

Matt Heafy about the “de-mix” he created: “With “Remove, Separate Self” – I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line – the title itself – the idea of “separating yourself” made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place. Sometimes “remixes” do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a “remix” is in the first place, even one’s idea of what a song should sound like.”

The exclusive iTunes edition of the single features a bonus track, which is a version of “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck”. This song was taken from PRONG’s “Unleashed in the West – Official Bootleg”.

Ruining Livesis the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012 release Carved Into Stone and continues to show the band on an upward trajectory, proving that despite having a long, illustrious career PRONG can still make records that matter and re-invent themselves without negating their roots. If you have not picked up a copy yet, be sure to get one on Amazon or iTunes.

PRONG North American Tour:
9/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
9/11: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
9/12: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
9/13: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
9/14: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
9/15: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon*
9/16: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
9/17: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/18: Dallas, TX @ Trees*
9/19: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
9/20: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave*
9/21: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*
9/22: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom*
9/23: Toronto, ON @ Opera House*
9/24: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec*
9/25: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*
9/26: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater*
9/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
9/28: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
9/29: Albany, NY @ Bogie’s
9/30: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/1: West Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/2: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
10/3: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
10/4: Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage
10/5: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub and Billiards
10/7: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/9: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/10: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
10/11: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/12: Boise, ID @ The Shredder
10/14: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

*With Overkill

10/25: San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre

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The Cult’s Billy Duffy says the band are putting the pieces in place for their next album.

Work on the follow-up to 2012’s Choice Of Weapon has just begun, but the guitarist wants it to be heavier than 2007’s Born Into This.

Duffy tells Vanyaland: “I don’t think it will be like Born Into This – I think it’ll be more guitar heavy.

“That was a ‘guitar light’ album for a lot of reasons I won’t get into. It seemed a little guitar shy for a Cult album for my ears, but I’m biased.”

While the guitarist says he and frontman Ian Astbury have some songs ready, it’s still early days.

He continues: “We’ve got completed songs, but there isn’t really enough of a cross section of material to figure out what it’s going to be like yet.

“I don’t see it being a quantum departure – I don’t think it’s going to be too bonkers. For all I know, Ian wants to make an electro dub dance album.”

Duffy also spoke about the incident last year when Astbury got a fan ejected from a gig in Florida for filming and texting during the live set.

Duffy says: “That particular person wasn’t cool. I don’t understand why you would want to stand for hours in front of a venue waiting for us to come on to not be present.

“I’m supportive of Ian on that. He seems to crack a walnut with a hammer, but I think it opened up a debate. You walk out on stage every night and you give something to the fans, and they’ve got to give something back – that’s why live music is still valuable. It’s a unique experience.”

Peter Frampton faced a similar situation at a concert in Indiana recently. He confronted a fan taking photographs, took his phone and threw it to the back of the stage, saying he was “making a statement.”


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