Iggy Pop’s first three solo albums—The Idiot, Lust for Life, and TV Eye Live—are at long last slated to get a proper vinyl reissue. The albums are especially significant as documents of the period during which Pop and David Bowie worked together while living in Berlin in the mid to late ‘70s. Bowie produced and co-wrote all the material on The Idiot, and did much of the same for Lust for Life—both of which were released in 1977. He played keyboards on TV Eye Live.
A press release states that the albums “form a trilogy that remains a cornerstone of Iggy Pop’s album catalog. On The Idiot, such standout tunes as ‘Nightclubbing,’ ‘Funtime,’ ‘Dum Dum Boys’ and the original version of ‘China Girl’ (later an ’80s hit for Bowie) introduced listeners to a more cerebral, introspective Iggy, often substituting an understated sense of unease for the Stooges’ raw aural assault.”
The statement goes on to say that Iggy’s “smiling face on the front cover of Lust for Life signals the album’s more upbeat vibe than its predecessor, with such numbers as ‘The Passenger,’ ‘Success,’ ‘Tonight’ and the anthemic title track embodying the album’s swaggering essence and Iggy’s reenergized creative vision.” The reissues are slated for release in early June.
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMERS ANNOUNCE 18TH STUDIO ALBUM DUE EVERYWHERE FRIDAY, JUNE 16th
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW WITH INSTANT DOWNLOAD OF ELECTRIFYING FIRST SINGLE, “LONG TIME COMING”
Cheap Trick has announced the release of their eagerly awaited new album. WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT! arrives everywhere via Big Machine Records on Friday, June 16.WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT! – which follows last year’s acclaimed BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO – is available for pre-order now via Cheap Trick’s PledgeMusic campaign. Exclusive bundles include Vinyl, signed guitars, personalized video messages, memorabilia from the band and more. BeginningFriday, May 5, the album will be available for pre-order through all digital retailers and will be accompanied by two instant downloads: the electrifying first single, “Long Time Coming,” and album highlight, “Lolita.” Additional tracks will be available in the weeks leading up to the album’s release. Explore Cheap Trick’s PledgeMusic campaign here:http://smarturl.it/
CTPledge.The song premiered yesterday via Billboard, which raved “‘Long Time Coming,’ a crunchy hard rocker driven by a Kinks-flavored riff, is a bit of a one-song tribute to Cheap Trick’s influential forebears.” The track is joined by a new companion visual, streaming now at www.Billboard.com.Cheap Trick’s 18th studio album, WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT! was co-produced by the band and their longtime collaborator, GRAMMY® Award winner Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, Fastball). The album will be available in Standard and Deluxe Editions, with the latter including three additional bonus tracks, among them a kaleidoscopic cover of The Move’s “Blackberry Way.”The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers – whose four decade-plus career has seen them play more than 5,000 shows and counting – will celebrate WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT! with a worldwide tour. The dates – presented by Live Nation and also featuring Foreigner and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience – begin July 11 at Syracuse, NY’s Lakeview Amphitheater and then continue into September. Additional dates and support will be announced soon. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.CheapTrick.com.In addition, Cheap Trick have set a number of U.S. festival performances as well as a European tour slated to get underway June 23 with a much anticipated set at Spain’s Azkena Rock Festival. The trek will be highlighted by a trio of U.K. headline shows – the band’s first in six years – set for London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum (June 27), Manchester’s Academy (June 28), and Bristol’s O2 Academy (June 29).Cheap Trick are an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe since 1974 for their instantly identifiable, hugely influential, brand of pop rock ‘n’ roll. The band – Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar), and Daxx Nielsen (drums) – are true pioneers with an unparalleled streak of certifiably classic tunes, from “He’s A Whore,” “California Man” and “Dream Police” to “Surrender,” “I Want You To Want Me” and the worldwide #1 hit single, “The Flame.”2016 saw Cheap Trick’s long awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The induction honored both the band and the pioneering sound that has earned them total record sales well in excess of 20 million featured appearances and more than 40 international GOLD and PLATINUM certifications. Cheap Trick closed the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with a show-stealing performance of “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” and “I Want You To Want Me,” prompting Rolling Stone to rave, “Their smoking three-song set (was) played to perfection, with Zander hitting all the notes he hit at Budokan back in 1978.” Members of the evening’s other top inductees – including longtime friend Steve Miller – then joined the band for a memorable all-star jam on Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That A Shame” – a song famously featured on the immortal CHEAP TRICK AT BUDOKAN.BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO made a spectacular chart entry following its release on April 1, 2016 – officially designated “Cheap Trick Day” in their beloved hometown of Rockford, IL. The collection arrived at No. 3 on Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums” chart while also entering the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at No. 30. “When I Wake Up Tomorrow,” the album’s powerful first single/video, also proved a multi-format smash, spending more than 15 consecutive days at the top of the Classic Rock airplay chart. As if that weren’t enough, Cheap Trick ruled the Classic Rock chart in the weeks preceding BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO with a stunning 11 tracks in the format’s top 15, including material recorded at a special iHeartRadio ICONS concert in New York City.BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO was also among 2016’s best-reviewed releases.Kerrang! noted how Cheap Trick’s “ability to write sugar-coated riffs that stick in your head as though made of golden syrup has not diminished” while Classic Rock’s Paul Lester applauded “the consistency and urgency of this, their 17th studio record.” “The album “swings at the kind of big-riff, mutant-guitar rock and near-falsetto, multi-layered vocal melodies that have long been a part of the band’s 40-year repertoire,” raved The AV Club as Ultimate Classic Rock noted, “Really, they haven’t sounded this strong in years.” “A guns-blazing reinforcement of classic tropes,” declared MOJO with Uncut prais ing the album as “the band’s most consistently thrilling long-player since the Carter administration.” “A rugged, uncompromising platter that will satisfy existing fans and might find new ones to add to their cultish following,” exclaimed American Songwriter, further praising the album’s 11 “swaggering selections, any one of which could have come off albums recorded decades ago in their prime… BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO is everything anyone would want from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers at this late stage, and likely far more than even their staunchest fans expected. Here’s to another 40 years.”CHEAP TRICKWE”RE ALL ALRIGHT!(Big Machine)Release Date: Friday, June 16thTRACK LISTING1. You Got It Going On2. Long Time Coming3. Nowhere4. Radio Lover5. Lolita6. Brand New Name On An Old Tattoo7. Floating Down8. She’s Alright9. Listen To Me10. The Rest Of My LifeDELUXE TRACKS11. Blackberry Way12. Like A Fly13. If You Still Want My LoveProduced by Julian Raymond and Cheap TrickExecutive Producer: Scott Borchetta
CHEAP TRICK ON TOUR 2017JULY 11-SEPTEMBER 09 w/FOREIGNER and JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCEMAY20 – Fresno, CA – Big Fresno FairJUNE23 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, ESAzkena – Rock Festival25 – Hinwil, SWRock – The Ring Hinwil27- London, ENG – O2 Kentish Town Forum28Manchester, ENG – Academy29Bristol, ENG – O2 Academy
JULY07 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Riverfront11 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion14 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts15 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center17 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion18 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center20 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater21 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center22 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center25 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach28 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater30 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain AmphitheatreAUGUST01 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre02 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre05 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion06 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater08 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center09 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island11 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre12 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion13 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center15 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre16 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis19 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion20 – Austin, TX – austin360 Amphitheater23 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater *24 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion *26 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre *29 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre *30 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *SEPTEMBER01 – Marysville, CA – Toyota Amphitheater *02 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre *04 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *08 – Ridgefield, WA -mSunlight Supply Amphitheater *09 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre *
* Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience not appearing on this date
Wednesday 13 has released a video for his brand new track Blood Sick.
It features on the former Murderdolls frontman’s upcoming album titled Condolences which will launch on June 2 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment – and follows the promo for What The Night Brings.
Wednesday 13 says: “I’m really excited for you all to see the video for Blood Sick. It was all shot on green screen with director Matt Zane.
“The song is about a spider torturing a fly in its web before devouring it, and I wanted to try and capture that scenario with the band in a giant spider web.
“I had this vision in my head when we first wrote the song and it’s so cool to see it finally come to life.”
Condolences is now available for pre-order in a variety of bundles through the official Nuclear Blast online store.
Wednesday 13 Condolences tracklist
What The Night Brings
You Breathe, I Kill
Cruel To You
Prey For Me
Lonesome Road To Hell
What’s in the water Cheap Trick is drinking these days?
Last year the group’s Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello was its first in seven years. But the new We’re All Alright! follows closely on its heels on June 16 — check out the first single “Long Time Coming” exclusively below — marking the first time in more than 20 years the group has released albums in consecutive years, since the one-two punch of Standing On The Edge and The Doctor in 1985 and 1986, respectively.
“Y’know, we always write, but it’s more fun to write for a project and write for a reason,” guitarist Rick Nielsen tells Billboard. “We have a company (Big Machine Records) that believes in us and they like the work and they’re letting us make more records, which is cool. Making records is one of the ambitions we’ve always had. I don’t think the desire has ever gone away.”
Cheap Trick recorded We’re All Alright! — whose title, of course, references the 1978 hit “Surrender” and 1999’s “That ’70s Song” — with Julian Raymond, who also helmed Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello. Its 10 tracks (13 on the deluxe edition) hail from the group’s past and present, with older, previously unrecorded songs such as “Radio Lover,” “Lolita” and “She’s Alright” sitting alongside material written and recorded specifically for the album.
“Long Time Coming,” a crunchy hard rocker driven by a Kinks-flavored riff, is a bit of a one-song tribute to Cheap Trick’s influential forebears. “It’s our interpretation of Slade and MC5 and AC/DC and Aerosmith — a lot of riffs that are reminiscent of the Move, but they’re not steals,” Nielsen says. “It’s just, like, all the bands we like.” The song also features a synthesizer underbelly that was a signature in “Surrender,” “Dream Police” and other Cheap Trick songs.
Listen to the new single here:
Nielsen, meanwhile, says another new album in 2018 is a distinct possibility. “Starting in May we’re going back in the studio,” he says. “There’s stuff around and there’s some ideas that never did get fleshed out, which we hope to. It’s exciting.”
We’re All Alright! will be available for pre-order starting May 5, with “Long Time Coming” and “Lolita” as instant grat tracks. Both songs are available now for individual purchase, and the group will offer more early purchase perks via a PleadgeMusic campaign. Meanwhile, Cheap Trick will be promoting the album with a summer tour with Foreigner and John Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience; Foreigner and Cheap Trick will both be celebrating 40th anniversaries, Cheap Trick for the release of its first two albums in 1977.
“There’s a lot of good songs,” Nielsen says. “They had so many hits, and we’ve had a number of hits. When we were doing shows together back then (Foreigner founder) Mick Jones used to grab the guys in his band and point at us and say, ‘Now THAT’s a band,’ ’cause (Foreigner) was kind of put together. I think he saw us as, like, a real band as opposed to a bunch of different players put together.”
The full track list for We’re All Alright! features:
You Got It Going On
Long Time Coming
Brand New Name On An Old Tattoo
Listen To Me
The Rest Of My Life
Blackberry Way (The Move cover)
Like A Fly
If You Still Want My Love
STIV: The Life and Times Of A Dead Boy is an upcoming feature-length documentary on legendary punk icon, Stiv Bators. It will be the first film ever made about the rowdy and controversial performer, and his life will be documented through archive footage, photography, music and all-new interviews with the people who knew him.
Stiv Bators was one of the early American punk pioneers, and is primarily known for his work with
The Dead Boys and The Lords Of the New Church. Classic songs like “Sonic Reducer” and “Ain’t It Fun” continue to inspire fans and musicians from all walks of life.
Acclaimed director Danny Garcia will helm the project, and already has numerous punk documentaries under his belt, such as The Rise and Fall Of The Clash, Looking For Johnny, and Sad Vacation: The Last Days Of Sid and Nancy.
Following in the same gritty underground style that has become Garcia’s hallmark, STIV: The Life and Times Of A Dead Boy has a tentative release date of May 2018.
“Garcia’s documentary builds a compelling portrait of who they were, separately and together, beyond the lurid headlines.” ~ Hollywood Reporter
“This insightful film from punk historian Danny Garcia is one of the best regarding Pistols-related lore.” ~ New Noise Magazine