Kill Rock Stars has announced the release of CHANGE, the eagerly anticipated debut solo album from the legendary Cindy Wilson. CHANGE arrives everywhere in November. The album is heralded by the shimmering first single, “Mystic,” premiering today exclusively via Stereogum.
CHANGE is available now for pre-order at all digital music retailers as well as via a PledgeMusicCampaign. CHANGE marks an important milestone for Cindy Wilson: her first solo effort during a 40-year career with the legendary B-52s. Wilson feels that this project allowed her to be free to experiment with genre and sound in a new way, and she wanted to include her fans in this process by launching an exclusive campaign with PledgeMusic. Here, Cindy’s many loyal fans will have access to things no one else can get: from exclusive signed colored vinyl LPs to having Cindy cook you dinner or take you on a personal tour of Athens, GA, Pledgers will be involved in a unique experience – a journey that the band will take with them.
Known the world over as a vocalist, songwriter, and founding member of the one and only B-52s, Wilson is heralding CHANGE with a captivating multimedia concert tour. North American live dates are currently scheduled through September; additional dates will be announced soon. For updates and more, please see
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27 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
28 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
4 – Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theatre
5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe
6 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
8 – Syracuse, NY – Funk ‘N Waffles
9 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
10 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House
11 – New York, NY – TBD
CHANGE began for Wilson nearly a decade ago upon her part-time return to her hometown of Athens, GA. She first encountered local multi-instrumentalist Ryan Monahan and drummer Leumuel Hayes when their Beatles tribute band was hired to play her son’s birthday party. Wilson, Monahan and Hayes began teaming up for gigs, performing classic garage and psychedelic covers, before ultimately hitting the studio to create new music all their own. Athens-based producer/musician Suny Lyons was soon enlisted to join the group, resulting in the SUNRISE and SUPERNATURAL EPs, acclaimed by PopMatters for possessing “an undeniable sense of adventure.”
Produced by Lyons at The Space Station in Athens, CHANGE is as bold as anything in Wilson’s groundbreaking four decade canon, melding future pop, disco drama, American standards, electronica, and more into her own distinctive creative vision. New songs like “Mystic” and the transformative title track are intricate and inventive, lush and luminous with strings, synthesizers, harmonies, and Wilson’s utterly distinct vocal magic. Further highlights include a pair of unexpected covers: New Colony Six’s soft rock classic, “Things I’d Like to Say,” and “Brother,” written and originally performed by Athens’ own beloved Oh-OK. With CHANGE, Cindy Wilson has once again remade pop in her own innovative, irresistible image.
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Punk rock pioneers and provocateurs, the Dead Boys, celebrate the 40th anniversary of their landmark first album Young, Loud and Snotty, with a worldwide tour and a special re-recording of the classic record. Still Snotty: Young, Loud & Snotty at 40! on Nashville-based Plowboy Records is hitting the streets and available online on September 8 with a major US tour kicking off in Dallas, Texas on September 7.


Formed in Cleveland in 1976, the Dead Boys were one of the first American acts to combine the proto-punk fervor of bands like the Stooges and the New York Dolls with a new level of intense energy. 1977 debut LP, Young, Loud and Snotty, was a landmark album in the birth of hardcore punk and produced one of the first great punk anthems, “Sonic Reducer.” After one more album, the band split in 1979. They reunited for a few gigs in the 1980s, but following the death of lead vocalist Stiv Bators in 1990, the band members went their separate ways except for two brief reunions in 2004 and 2005. The return of the Dead Boys began with guitarist Cheetah Chrome.


“I’ve had my solo band for the last ten years, and Dead Boys songs have always been included in my shows and over time the right mix of people came together to pull off and at times enhance the Dead Boys sound. With the 40th anniversary of the Dead Boys on the horizon and a solid band that could interpret and deliver the performance and sound needed to maintain the authenticity of the Dead Boys, I reached out to Johnny Blitz about an anniversary tour and he said yes and we began the journey of what would become Still Snotty: with Jason Kottwitz on guitar, Detroit punk legend Ricky Rat on bass and vocalist Jake Hout from ‘zombie’ Dead Boys tribute band, the Undead Boys, the Dead Boys 40th anniversary tour started taking shape. I’ve been singing the Dead Boys songs myself for 20 years because I couldn’t find another singer I trusted enough to hand it to,” Chrome says. “The first gig with Jake, it was like, ‘You got it, man!’ I think Stiv would be very proud of our choice.”


With the line-up in place, the group brought the house down at a showcase performance at this year’s South by Southwest music fest in Austin, Texas. Writing in Paste Magazine, music critic Robert Ham named their set as one of the 10 Best Sets at SXSW 2017. “The group played the entire LP (of Young, Loud and Snotty) with sweat and fire, wiping away all four decades of the past in the process.”


Fresh from that success, the urge to capture a new take on the classic album was a natural next step.


“The original album was actually a demo,” Chrome says. “None of us had been in a studio before, and we figured we would go back in and do it right, but the label said no. It has stood up, but 40 years later we can do a ‘What if?’ What would it have sounded like if we could have gone back in? So that’s what this is about. It’s not better. It’s just different.”


Produced by Plowboy Records head Shannon Pollard and cut in just three days of sessions in Nashville’s historic Creative Workshop Studios, Still Snotty: Young, Loud & Snotty at 40! is an exciting chance to revisit a classic album. Think of it as a “Sonic Expander.”


“When Blitz and I are playing it’s like we’re 20 years old again, of course I feel a lot worse the next morning,” Chrome says with a laugh. “It’s still just as loud and snotty, we’re just old now.”


Track Listing:


1.) Sonic Reducer
2.) All This And More
3.) What Love Is
4.) Not Anymore
5.) Ain’t Nothin’ To Do
6.) Caught With The Meat In Your Mouth
7.) I Need Lunch
8.) High Tension Wire
9.) Down In Flames

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MOTÖRHEAD to Release “Under Cöver” Album on September 1, 2017: Covers Compilation to Include Unreleased Version of David Bowie’s “Heroes”

One thing Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee liked to do throughout their years together in MOTÖRHEAD was grab a favorite song by another artist and give it a good old fashioned ‘Motörheading’. To run them through the Motörizer, if you will. To rock them, roll them and even give them an extra twist and edge.

In celebration of some of those finest moments, the band will release Under Cöver, a collection of some of their best covers, and a collection which will include the previously unreleased version of David Bowie’s timeless classic “Heroes”. Recorded during the Bad Magic sessions in 2015 by Cameron Webb, and was one of the last songs the band recorded together.

Under Cöver will be available in 1CD (Digi pack), 1x 180 grams Black Vinyl in gatefold, Super Deluxe Boxset (1CD digipack, 1x 180 grams black vinyl and VIP guest pass), Digital Audio and MFiT Audio.

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“It’s such a great Bowie song, one of his best, and I could only see great things coming out of it from us, and so it proved to be,” says Phil Campbell, “and Lemmy ended up loving our version.”

“He was very, very proud of it,” says Mikkey Dee, “not only because it turned out so well but because it was fun! Which is what projects like this should be – fun!”

To that ethic, the rest of the album contains loud and proud, raucous and raging rock ‘n’ roll takes on the likes of “God Save The Queen” (Sex Pistols), “Cat Scratch Fever” (Ted Nugent), “Rockaway Beach,” (The Ramones), Breaking The Law” (Judas Priest) and “Whiplash” (Metallica) which earned the band a Grammy in 2005 for Best Metal Performance.

“We were happy with them at the time and we’re happy with them now!” affirms Campbell, whilst Dee says, “We should remember that it’s about having some fun with songs that we all loved.”

If that doesn’t have you scrambling for your music delivery device, then check your pulse pronto. Or just start scrambling for a copy of Under Cöver immediately. You won’t be sorry.


Under Cöver Track listing

1. Breaking the Law (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2008
2. God Save the Queen (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2000
3. Heroes (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
4. Starstruck (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2014
5. Cat Scratch Fever (Produced by Peter Solley) 1992
6. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
7. Sympathy for the Devil (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
8. Hellraiser (Produced by Billy Sherwood) 1992
9. Rockaway Beach (Mixed by Cameron Webb) 2002
10.Shoot ‘Em Down (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
11. Whiplash (Produced by Bruce Bouillet and Bob Kulick) 2005

All songs performed by MOTÖRHEAD.

Lemmy Kilmister – Bass/Vocals
Phil Campbell – Guitar
Mikkey Dee – Drums

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Rammstein Resuming Work On First Album Since 2009


Rammstein shared the good news with fans that now that they have wrapped up their busy tour schedule for this year, they will be turning their focus back on completing work on their next album.


They band took to social media with the news about their first new album since 2009’s “Liebe ist fur alle da “. They wrote, “We really enjoyed the tour and are now looking forward to resuming work on the new Rammstein album after the summer!”


Guitarist Paul Landers recently revealed that unlike other bands, Rammstein does not work on new music while they are on tour. He said, “Some people can make music on the road, for example Korn. They’re sitting, at night, in the bus, in the back, and making music. But, we are Germans and men. We can just do one thing at a time. One switch is live, and then we go live.” Landers added “We have a little bit of a summer break, a small one, and then in September, we will keep on working.”


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Deep Purple to release A Fire In The Sky anthology

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Deep Purple will release a new anthology, “A Fire In The Sky”, on September 8 via Rhino Records.


Available in single and three-disc sets, the package – named after a lyric in the group’s signature song, “Smoke On The Water” – traces the history of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band from their 1968 debut, “Shades Of Deep Purple”, through to 2013’s “Now What?!.”


The 20-song single-disc version focuses mainly on the band’s singles, including classics like “Smoke On The Water”, “Highway Star”, “Burn” and more.


The three-disc package delivers 40 tracks and includes at least one tune from every one of their first 19 studio albums. The set includes producer Kevin Shirley’s 2010 remix of “Dealer”, and the 2012 stereo mix for an early version of “The Bird Has Flown.”


Both CD packages will be available in North America in September ahead of an international release later in the year.


On November 3, Deep Purple will issue “A Fire In The Sky” as 3-LP set that features 27 songs, including the single-edit version of “Woman From Tokyo”, the US single edit for “Burn”, and the radio edit of “Bad Attitude.”


Deep Purple released their 20th studio album, “inFinite”, in April.


Following a recently-completed trek across Europe, the band will team up with Alice Cooper for North American shows starting in Las Vegas, NV on August 12.


Deep Purple
“A Fire In The Sky” 1CD package
Due: September 8 (North America)


01. Hell To Pay (Radio Edit)
02. Rapture Of The Deep
03. Sun Goes Down
04. Any Fule Kno That
05. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming (Edit)
06. Bad Attitude (Radio Edit)
07. Knocking At Your Back Door (Single Edit)
08. Perfect Strangers (Single Edit)
09. You Keep On Moving (Single Edit)
10. Soldier Of Fortune
11. Burn (U.S. Single Edit)
12. Woman From Tokyo (Single Edit)
13. Highway Star (U.S. Single Edit)
14. Smoke On The Water (U.S. Single Edit)
15. Fireball
16. Strange Kind Of Woman
17. Child In Time (Part 1)
18. Speed King (U.S. Album Edit)
19. Black Night
20. Hush

Deep Purple
“A Fire In The Sky” 3CD package
Due: September 8 (North America)


Disc One


01. Hell To Pay
02. Vincent Price
03. Wrong Man
04. Rapture Of The Deep
05. Sun Goes Down
06. Any Fule Kno That
07. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
08. Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic
09. The Battle Rages On
10. King Of Dreams
11. Call Of The Wild
12. Bad Attitude
13. Knocking At Your Back Door
16. Perfect Strangers


Disc Two


01. You Keep On Moving
02. Dealer (2010 Kevin Shirley Remix)
03. Stormbringer
04. Soldier Of Fortune
05. Mistreated
06. Might Just Take Your Life
07. Burn
08. Rat Bat Blue
09. Woman From Tokyo
10. Space Truckin’
11. Smoke On The Water
12. When A Blind Man Cries


Disc Three


01. Highway Star
02. Demon’s Eye
03. Fireball
04. Strange Kind Of Woman
05. Child In Time
06. Speed King (U.S. Album Edit)
07. Black Night
08. Hallelujah
09. Emmaretta (2012 Stereo Mix)
10. The Bird Has Flown (Early Version – 2012 Stereo Mix)
11. Wring That Neck (a.k.a. Hard Road)
12. Kentucky Woman
13. Mandrake Root
14. Hush

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Legendary singer Frank DiMino of 70s rock group ANGEL will be playing a few shows for his east coast fans in early August. Fans can expect to hear lots of ANGEL classics and songs from his solo album ‘Old Habits Die Hard’. His backing band includes Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint, DC3), Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford, ANGEL), Kevin Kapler (Crazy Town, Dizzy Reed Band), and Fritz O’Hara (The Buzzards, Marky Ramone & the Intruders).

VIP Fan Experiences are available at all shows. Attend soundcheck, meet Frank, have your personal items signed, get your picture taken with him, and more! Please visit

Date Venue City

8/4/17 Fri. Chaplin’s Spring City, PA

8/5/17 Sat. The Chance Theater Poughkeepsie, NY

8/6/17 Sun. Dingbatz Clifton, NJ

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