At first glance, the words “space disco synth metal” may rustle your jimmies, but permit us for a second, to beam you up to another quadrant of the space map. The musical space travelers that are Alpha Boötis are here to chew gum and rock your face off, and they are all out of gum! Cosmic sounding in scope, futuristic and proggy, far-out concepts await you in the music of Alpha Bootis and their new EP Stowaway Ants! Ghost Cult brings you the full-album stream of Stoway Ants, a full-fledged concept release not made of this Earth!
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson’s AXS TV series Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road will make its US debut on Sunday, September 15 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The network has acquired the first two seasons of the program from Eagle Rock Entertainment, featuring a combined total of 12 unforgettable episodes never seen before in the United States. “A Life On The Road” joins a star-studded Sunday night lineup that also includes the new music series “Paul Shaffer Plus One”, hosted by musician and television personality Paul Shaffer, premiering September 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Watch the trailer below. Early episodes feature Sting, (The Police) Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltry (The Who), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Lars Ulrich (Metallica) and Nick Mason (Pink Floyd).Continue reading
The popular Bourbon & Beyond Festival was forced to cancel day two of the festival headlined by Sting and Robert Plant among others due to terrible weather that affected the fairgrounds, in an effort to keep fans and artists safe. Held at Champions Park in Louisville, KY, also the home of next weekend’s massive Louder Than Life fest, which at this point is not in danger of interruption or cancellation right now. The fest had no choice, but to do this and considering the disappointment of ffans, they have done a great job offering refunds or partial refunds whenever possbile. The festival made a post to their social media and also informed ticket goers about refunds via email. This was on the heels of the announcement that the fest is expanding in 2019 to be even bigger. Continue reading
Last’s year’s debut of Bourbon And Beyond, a weekend celebrating music, classic spirits, southern cuisine and life was a huge hit. This year it’s back on Saturday, September 22 And Sunday, September 23 with another killer lineup of bands, the best bourbon crafters in the land and more. Lenny Kravitz, Sting, John Mayer, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Counting Crows, David Byrne, Sheryl Crow, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!, Magpie Salute (featuring members of The Black Crowes), Kaleo, Gov’t Mule, Keb’ Mo’, Blackberry Smoke and more. Tickets on sale on 4/20 at the link below.
The venture is one of the first for a U.S. rock band since Obama loosened travel and trade rules for the country and the band for this excursion includes Richard Fortus (Guns N Roses, Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N Roses, Hookers & Blow) on keyboards, David Lowy (Mink, Red Phoenix) on guitar and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol) on drums. Also along for the ride are Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones, Sting, Peter Gabriel), John Corabi (Motley Crue, RATT) and Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones).
While in Cuba, The Dead Daisies are performing both acoustic and electric shows as well as recording tracks for their upcoming album. Joining them in the Cuban studio is producer Ben Grosse (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust, Stone Temple Pilots), who tagged along for the trip and will be behind the boards at Abdala Estudios for the sessions.
In addition to recording their new album, The Dead Daisies will also be jamming with Cuban musicians Yasek Manzano, Carlos Miyares, Michel Herrera, Alejandro Martinez, Harold Lopez and Yaimi Karel. The group will also visit schools and conduct workshops with students and local musicians.
The Dead Daisies Cuba Schedule
Feb 22: Welcome Cocktail Party with Cuban Ministry, Institute & Musicians – Havana, Cuba
Feb 23: Press Conference & Acoustic Performance at la Fábrica de Arte – Havana, Cuba
Feb 24: Cuban Recording Sessions with local Cuban musicians – Havana, Cuba
Feb 25: Cuban Recording Sessions and Club Gig at Maxims – Havana, Cuba
Feb 26: Music School & Master Class Visits – Havana, Cuba
Feb 27: Cuban Recording Sessions – Havana, Cuba
Feb 28: Cuba Rocks For Peace concert at Salón Rosado de La Tropical – Havana, Cuba (with David Blanco y su grupo and Anima Mundi)