(hennemusic) The Doors are streaming a performance of “Break On Through (To The Other Side)” from “Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970” ahead of the set’s release via multiple formats on February 23.
The tune was the lead single issued by the Los Angeles band from their self-titled 1967 debut, which hit No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to worldwide sales of more than 20 million copies.
Directed by Murray Lerner, “Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970” captures the historic last concert ever filmed of The Doors, whose August 29 performance was featured alongside sets by The Who, ELP, Sly & The Family Stone, Ten Years After and Joni Mitchell, among others.
The original concert footage has been completely recut, remixed and meticulously restored via the latest technology, including color-correcting and enhanced audio in 5.1 Dolby Digital sound as mixed from the original multi-track material by longtime Doors engineer / mixer / co-producer Bruce Botnick
The DVD also includes with the bonus featurette “This Is The End”, which presents 17 minutes of interviews conducted by Lerner with guitarist Robbie Krieger, drummer John Densmore and original Doors manager Bill Siddons, and adds archival footage with Manzarek from 2002.
Reactivated RAINBOW will release, “Memories in Rock II” on April 6 via Minstrel Hall/Soulfood. The set will include a double CD of the June 2017 U.K. RAINBOW concerts, a brand-new RAINBOW studio song called “Waiting For A Sign”, a DVD containing over 80 minutes of interview footage with the band and crew, an additional backstage clip and a video for the 2017 studio version of “I Surrender”.
“Memories in Rock II” track listing:
01. Over The Rainbow 02. Spotlight Kid 03. I Surrender 04. Mistreated 05. Since You’ve Been Gone 06. Man On The Silver Mountain/Woman From Tokyo 07. 16th Century Greensleeves 08. Soldier Of Fortune 09. Perfect Strangers 10. Difficult To Cure 11. All Night Long 12. Child In Time
01. Stargazer 02. Long Live Rock’n’Roll/Lazy 03. Catch The Rainbow 04. Black Night 05. Carry On Jon 06. Temple Of The King 07. Smoke On The Water 08. Waiting For A Sign
01. Ritchie Blackmore Interview 02. Ronnie Romero Interview 03. Jens Johansson Interview 04. Bob Nouveau Interview 05. David Keith Interview 06. Candice Night Interview 07. Lady Lynn Interview 08. Dave David Interview 09. Andreas Bock Interview 10. Michael Bockmühl Interview 11. Bonus Backstage Clip 12. I Surrender 2017 Backstage Clip
Back in May, the revamped version of RAINBOW released its first new music in more than two decades. Two tracks were made available on iTunes: an instrumental song called “Land Of Hope And Glory”, which is is a reworking of the 1902 British patriotic song of the same name from Edward Elgar’s “Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1”, and a re-recording of the RAINBOW classic “I Surrender”, which was written by Russ Ballard and was first released by RAINBOW in 1981. The latter song features vocals recorded by Ronnie Romero, who is originally from Chile but is now settled in Madrid.
Blackmore stepped away from his Renaissance-inspired brand of music with BLACKMORE’S NIGHT in 2016 to perform a handful of shows with a brand-new lineup of the band he had formed after quitting DEEP PURPLE.
Although Ritchie initially said that he had no plans to make a new RAINBOW album — explaining in early 2016 that he wanted to “just get back to playing the old songs one more time” — he revealed to Japan’s Burrn! magazine that he changed his mind.
In addition to Blackmore and Romero, the current incarnation of RAINBOW includes STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE’S NIGHT drummer David Keith, bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert “Bob” Curiano, ex-BLACKMORE’S NIGHT), and backing singers Candice Night and Lady Lynn.
The two shows RAINBOW played in Germany in June 2016 were caught on camera to produce “Memories In Rock – Live In Germany”, which was released in November 2016 via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and digital formats.
After Ritchie left DEEP PURPLE for the final time in 1993, he reformed RAINBOW for one album (1995’s “Stranger In Us All”) and one tour, ending things in Denmark in 1997.
ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 has compared the shock rocker’s upcoming album to THE BEATLES’ groundbreaking LP “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, saying that it is “by far the best Zombie record that he’s ever done.”
Last summer, Rob and his bandmates commenced work on the follow-up to 2016’s “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”, which was the second consecutive effort to feature Zombie and John 5 alongside bassist Piggy D. and drummer Ginger Fish. In the meantime, the group continued to play sporadic shows, with Zombie’s final appearance of 2017 taking place in early November at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest festival in San Bernardino, California.
In a brand new interview with “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon”, John 5 revealed that work is still ongoing on the next Zombie disc, tentatively due later this year. He went on to say that “this is the best Zombie record that he’s ever done — by far, no comparison. I’m so proud of it. It’s definitely his ‘Sgt. Pepper’ — for sure.
“A lot of people say, ‘Oh, it’s just our greatest record,’ and I don’t say that,” John 5 continued. “Whatever I say is so honest when I’m doing interviews. So I think it’s our best record.”
When asked what makes the new Rob Zombie album so special compared to his previous records, John 5 said: “First of all, Rob did incredible with the lyrics and the melody — unbelievable!
“What he did this time around… We did it… I don’t even know if he wants me to talk about this, but how we went about it is… We would usually, me and Rob would come up with some music,” he said. “He’d be, like, ‘I like that music, and let’s write to that music. I’m going to write my lyrics and melody to that music that we just created.’ So what happened this time is he wrote lyrics and melody to, like, drum beats and sounds, and he came up with, in my opinion, the hookiest, most memorable lyrics and melody that he has ever. And what he did is brought me in and then we worked on the music, and it was un-fucking-believable; it just worked so well.”
John 5 added that he “cannot wait for people to hear this record. I just texted [Rob] last night and I said I’m so excited about this record, because it is by far his best work,” he said.
Rob told Kerrang! Radio last June that his band would continue to play scattered shows while making the new disc. He explained: “These days, as everybody knows, there’s not really like a proper album cycle where you make an album and you just tour it to death, because no one really gives a shit if anyone’s making records that much anymore.”
While rock radio has largely stopped playing his newer records, fans are continuing to embrace new music from Rob Zombie. The week of its release, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard album chart and was the only rock record in the top 30. It would have been No. 4, if two previously released Prince albums weren’t near the top of the chart.
Several of Zombie’s singles from “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”, including “In The Age Of The Consecrated Vampire We All Get High” and “Well, Everybody’s Fucking In A U.F.O.”, were accompanied by their respective attention-grabbing videos, a trend that is likely to continue with the upcoming effort.
“I love making videos,” Rob told Kerrang! Radio. “We made more videos for the last record than we’ve made in the last 10 years, because that’s all that matters. People go, ‘Oh, no one listens to music.’ Yeah, they do, but they watch it at the same time. I mean, you look at a video and go, ‘Wow, it’s got 50 million views.’ Well, you didn’t get 50 million views on fucking MTV. It’s great!”
LOS ANGELES, CA – (Monday, February 12, 2018) — Ministry’s provocateur-in-chief Al Jourgensen has assembled an ultra-cool number of all-star guest musicians for the band’s 2018 North American tour that kicks off March 22 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. The tour is in support of the band’s upcoming album, AmeriKKKant, set for a March 9 release (Nuclear Blast).
The tour’s guest line up will feature vocalist Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory), drummer Joey Jordison (Slipknot, VIMIC), and live scratcher DJ Swamp (Beck, the Crystal Method), who will join long-time band members Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Static-X, Asesino, Cavalera Brothers) on bass, and keyboardist John Bechdel (Killing Joke, Fear Factory).
For these dates, Ministry will present a whole new set list that will include more new songs from AmeriKKKant. Said Jourgensen, “Old friends, new music…Dream lineup, nightmare world. Get your ass to this show…this one will be memorable.”
With his “P.T.-Barnum-meets-Rage-Against-The-Machine” ringmaster style, Jourgensen will front this motley crew of killer musicians, along with giant inflatable Trump chickens, video screens projecting politically-imbued images to compliment the music, and a couple of Antifa soldiers.
“I am very honored to be part of Ministry’s ‘all-star’ crew for the upcoming ‘Amerikkant’ tour,” said Burton C. Bell. “Working with Al over the years has been a blast and a dream come true, and to be part of another Ministry album was another milestone in my career. Hanging, laughing, playing with AL, JB, Sin, Cesar, Tony and Joey is always a good time. I’ve known all these characters for some time, and they will never get old! I expect this tour to be super fun. Like the songs goes, “my whole life is making music with my friends, and I can’t wait to get on the road again…”
“This looks to be a landmark tour with an amazing lineup and a killer new record,” added Joey Jordison, “and we look forward to these shows and celebrating a new chapter in the history of Ministry. But more importantly, the current status and future of Ministry’s music and legacy. So, to the past, present and most importantly to the future, stay alert as this is not to be missed and we hope you will join us at these shows. We’ll see you on the road very soon.”
Dates for Ministry’s upcoming tour are as follows:
MARCH 22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA 23 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA 24 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV 26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA 28 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR 29 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA 31 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB CANADA
APRIL 1 Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB CANADA 3 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT 5 Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE 7 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL 8 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI 10 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH 11 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI 12 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN 14 Opera House, Toronto, ON CANADA 15 MTelus, Montreal, QC CANADA 17 Royale, Boston, MA 18 Aura, Portland, ME 19 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY 21 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ 22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY 23 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD 25 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA 26 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL 28 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX