CHEAP TRICK bassist Tom Petersson has revealed that he is recovering from open-heart surgery.
The 70-year-old rocker addressed his health status one day after the band’s appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”.
Earlier today (Friday, April 9), the CHEAP TRICK social media was updated with the following statement from Petersson: “Hi everyone, You may have noticed that I was sitting down during Stephen Colbert‘s ‘Late Show’ performance last night. I had to have open heart surgery a month ago and am under doctor’s orders to take it easy. I’m currently recuperating and slowly but surely getting stronger every day. Can’t wait to get back to see all of you again soon.”
Petersson is one of the three founding members of CHEAP TRICK — alongside singer Robin Zander and guitarist Rick Nielsen — who are still in the band. Drummer Bun E. Carlos stopped touring with the band in 2010 and was replaced by Nielsen‘s son Daxx.
CHEAP TRICK has just released its 20th studio album, “In Another World”, via BMG.
CHEAP TRICK‘s 20th studio album is out today, featuring the raucous “Light Up The Fire” and the blistering “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll”, the latter of which the band performed on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” last night. “In Another World”, out digitally and on CD today via BMG, will be released physically on standard black vinyl on June 4. Limited-edition blue-and-white splattered vinyl will be available at independent record stores nationwide. In addition, a limited-edition picture disc will be available exclusively via Target.
The reaction to “In Another World” has been stellar at the DSPs. Currently in the #2 spot on the “Classic Rock Now” playlist, the album is also being featured on “Rock the World!,” “All New Rock” and “Most Wanted Rock.” At Apple Music, the band is being highlighted on the “Hard Rock Best New Songs,” “Hard Rock Artists We Love” and the “New in Rock” playlists.
Produced by longtime associate Julian Raymond, “In Another World” sees CHEAP TRICK doing what they do better than anyone — crafting indelible rock ‘n’ roll with oversized hooks, mischievous lyrics, and seemingly inexorable energy. Trademark anthems like the aforementioned “Light Up The Fire” and “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll” are countered by more introspective — but no less exuberant — considerations of times past, present, and unknowable future on such strikingly potent new tracks as “Another World” and “I’ll See You Again”. “In Another World” — which marks CHEAP TRICK‘s first new LP since 2017’s double-header of “We’re All Alright!” and “Christmas Christmas” — further showcases CHEAP TRICK at their most eclectic, touching on a myriad of distinct sounds and song approaches, from the swampy Chicago blues number “Final Days” (featuring fiery harmonica from Grammy Award-nominated singer and WET WILLIE frontman Jimmy Hall) to a timely rendition of John Lennon‘s still-relevant “Gimme Some Truth”, originally released for Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 and featuring the instantly recognizable guitar sound of erstwhile SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones. As irresistible and immediate as anything in their already awesome catalog, “In Another World” is CHEAP TRICK at their irrepressible best, infinitely entertaining and utterly unstoppable.
CHEAP TRICK is, of course, one of rock’s hardest-working live acts, lighting it up at arenas, concert halls, and amphitheaters worldwide more than 150 nights each year. Alas, recent events have forced the band off the road for perhaps the longest hiatus of their storied history. CHEAP TRICK plans to return to the endless highway later as soon as they can, including North American and U.K. tour dates.
Tonight, iHeart Radio will host a CHEAP TRICK album-release party at 7 p.m. ET. Hosted by iHeartRadio‘s Jim Kerr, the event will feature an intimate conversation as well as an exclusive performance and needle drops. Fans can tune in to the video stream on iHeartRadio‘s YouTube and broadcast across iHeartRadio‘s classic rock stations.
Nichole Bodie Band is a seasoned, Chicago based two-piece acoustic set playing all the music you love; hits from the 50’s through the 90’s, classic rock, blues, as well as their own works. Nichole Bodie sings lead vocals with her soulful, sultry tones. Damon Christopher has mastered the guitar with over 30 years of experience playing all over the United States. They play off of each other harmonizing and bringing you back to fun times we all remember.
On their second MKULTRASOUND appearance since 2019 we get a new song “Fabric” and an old favorite “The Mountain” and discuss the current state of cancel culture and have a helluva lot of fun.
Motörhead and Germany… it was always a love affair.
Strap in and enjoy a super-slice of what Motörhead’s forthcoming Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin will be offering, with the single and video for “Rock It” which will smash its way through your ears and eyes on April 9th. Hailing from the band’s 6th studio album (1983’s Another Perfect Day), “Rock It” combines the drive, balls, roar, groove and bluesy swagger which underscores the core Motörsound, and combined with the accompanying visceral live footage, courtesy of filmmaker Herwig Meyszner, fans will enjoy a robust re-blast of the live Motörhead experience.Featuring Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and recorded on December 5th, 2012, at the Berlin Velodrom, Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin is a crowning, definitive statement as to the power the trio had long held, with longtime producer Cameron Webb bringing his mixing skills to the party as well as doing a 5.1 mix of the DVD.
Throughout Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlinthe band’s powerful synergy boots its way through the speakers with the boisterouscharm and dirty, dangerous, sweaty gusto that was the Kilmister/Campbell/Dee trademark. Highlights include the unapologetically furious “I Know How to Die, a deliciously raucous “Going to Brazil, a rudely raunchy “You Better Run” and a classic one-two haymaker of “Ace of Spades” and “Overkill”. Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlinis all about the thick, raw and liberating power of Motörhead live!
In so many ways, Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin is a joyous celebration of Lemmy, Phil, Mikkey and this special night in Germany, and whether a collector completist or newbie to Motörhead’s music, Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin is a welcome reminder of what real rock ‘n’ roll is truly about. Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin will be available on CD with bonus DVD, double vinyl and via your favoured streaming platforms on April 23rd.
CD Album with Bonus DVD in Digipak [Worldwide]
Double Black Vinyl Album, 180 gm, in Gatefold [Available at Retail World Ex. US & CA and Worldwide via D2C]
Boxset [GSA Retail Exclusive and via D2C Worldwide Ex GSA], containing:
CD Album with Bonus DVD in Digipak
Double Black Vinyl Album, 180 gm, in Gatefold
Motörhead Branded Passport Cover
Digital Album & Streaming [Worldwide]
I Know How to Die – Live in Berlin 2012Damage Case – Live in Berlin 2012Stay Clean – Live in Berlin 2012Metropolis – Live in Berlin 2012Over the Top – Live in Berlin 2012Doctor Rock – Live in Berlin 2012String Theory – Live in Berlin 2012The Chase Is Better Than the Catch – Live in Berlin 2012Rock It – Live in Berlin 2012You Better Run – Live in Berlin 2012The One to Sing the Blues – Live in Berlin 2012Going to Brazil – Live in Berlin 2012Killed by Death – Live in Berlin 2012Ace of Spades – Live in Berlin 2012Overkill – Live in Berlin 2012
Out now is the newest single (and official lyric video) from the Greece based electro industrial act Siva Six: “Ghost Dance”. The single is the first sign of life from the band since the “nyx” remix album (2018) and actually the first new material since the “Dawn Of Days” album (2016). The single can now be downloaded on Bandcamp and will hit all other platforms next week. With this single the duo reveals the first song from their much awaited new studio album.
The track itself is constructed on the foundations of the 19th century “Gnossienne No1” masterpiece by French avant-garde pianist and composer Erik Satie. The band explains: “This new song expands the haunting atmosphere of the original piece and takes it to a darker and macabre dimension once reflected through the obscure sonic kaleidoscope of our band.”
Beside the normal edit the single holds 3 radically different reinterpretations by Mach Fox, Conjecture and Mystical Proletarian.
On April 2nd Milwaukee’s long time “Hell Rock” band, Lockjaw, released their newest EP, Reverent, which includes a cover of the Cars hit “Just what I needed”.
With their latest release, Reverent, Lockjaw are bringing the Hell Rock revolution back into the minds of the masses. Long time Milwaukee Industrial Rock veterans, Lockjaw, led by their charismatic frontman, Medavon DeRaj’e, have returned to the midwest’s Industrial Landscape and are determined to make their presence felt. In dealing with all of the of the challenges and emotions that the year long pandemic brought, Medavon wanted to re-invent the band not only musically, but also lyrically, as he strived to deliver more positive and deeper messages in an effort to combat the previous years darkness and feelings of isolation. To help with this transformation Medavon decided to reach out to well known engineer Ted Jensen (Vast, Mastodon, Evanescence, the Faint) to master the upcoming release. Ted’s mastering highlighted the bands new found 80’s Darkwave meets Industrial sound. The EP boasts not only the aforementioned Cars cover, it also delivers its second single in the lead track “ Never Say Never” and the Bauhaus inspired “Keep On Trying”. Plans are underway to shoot videos to supplement the upcoming singles off of the EP
Lockjaw became a household name throughout the Midwest thanks in part for sharing the stage with national acts including Mudvayne, Type O Negative, Damage Plan, Wednesday 13, Hell Yeah, Prong, KMFDM, Powerman 5000, Mindless Self Indulgence, Lords of Acid and also providing direct support for multiple sold out shows for MARILYN MANSON.
Since starting out in 1998, Lockjaw has released 14 albums to date on Dark Drug records with their previous effort being 2019’s “Drowner”. Lockjaw’s “Bored Again” from the CD “Dirty Minds and Smiling Faces”(2004) is featured on the X-Box360 game “Dead Rising”.
A political and religious uprising against the system. Abrasive vocals, dark chord progressions and machine gun like electronics define this band’s sound. Don’t let their new found positive messaging fool you, their live intensity and their over-the-edge stage show, filled with all the necessary elements of sweat, smoke and unrelenting honesty; will continue to keep its loyal following coming back for more while becoming more accessible to a entirely new generation of dark alternative music fans . Hell Rock for the masses forever and always!